Duluth Nursing License Defense Lawyer
All who practice nursing have to comply with the regulations of the Minnesota board of nursing. The board is responsible for disciplining nurses for violations that may occur while they are practicing. These violations are based on the regulations and the rules that have been adopted by the board. If the board has reason to believe that a nurse has violated those rules and regulations, the nurse may be subject to a disciplinary hearing before the board.
If you are a nurse who has been accused of a violation that could put your license at risk, you need an experienced Duluth nursing license defense attorney to help you throughout the process and stand by you before the board if the case reaches that point. This is not a process that you have to face alone.
Aiding You Through The Disciplinary Process
There are different stages that occur during the investigation phase of a disciplinary matter. It starts with the board receiving a complaint letter. This triggers an investigation. From there, the following may occur:
- Schedule an informal settlement conference
- Agreed Order Negotiations
- Bring formal charges
- Case proceedings
- Motions for rehearing or appeals
- Hearing for a temporary suspension
- Disciplinary action, such as probation
- Appeal the board decision through District Court
The process is one that can bring you a great deal of stress and the last thing you want to have to face is the end of your career when it may not have to end. If you have received the letter stating you are being investigated, you need to make sure you hang on to your nursing license by contacting a Duluth nursing license defense lawyer who knows the system and has helped others achieve the best outcome in their cases.
Helping You Face Complaints Of Nursing Violations
The complaints that are received by the Board of Nursing can have a number of sources. Other nurses, former employers, families of patients, the patients themselves, law enforcement, and criminal prosecutors are just some of the originators. The complaints can allege falsified documents, patient abuse, practice violations, misconduct, instability to perform duties, criminal convictions or arrests, and even drug use.
There are times when investigators make it so far into the investigation process and then they find that the matter needs to be dismissed. When this happens, no one knows about the case. It is after the formal charge is filed by the board that the case becomes public. In order to get the best result, it is imperative to have an experienced attorney working by you every step of the way.
Contact A Duluth Nursing License Defense Attorney
Being accused of an act that could have your nursing license taken away from you can be devastating. You worked for years to obtain your license and you worked hard, thus you deserved to have it and keep it. Fabian Hoffner has years of experience helping individuals in their professional license defense cases, experiencing success due to many being able to retain their licenses. To learn more about how we can help you, call 612-206-3777 for a free consultation.