In a recent contested case against the Physical Therapy Board applicant, the Board’s attorneys insisted that because a ten-year-old theft conviction was not properly disclosed on an application for licensure, our prospective Physical Therapy Aide client did not deserve a license at all. After an administrative hearing where the facts and circumstances of the conviction

Insurance Code section 1669(d) empowers the California Insurance Commissioner to summarily deny (without a hearing) a license application within five years of a license revocation.  For an insurance broker who has lost their license, this five year window can present a trap.  If you re-apply within five years and are denied, under section 1669(c), the

Followers of our blog know the uphill battle California nursing applicants face when they suffer more than one conviction for alcohol-related conduct.  Because current California law allows for significant discipline and denial after even a single instance of DUI, multiple convictions can mean a denial and an unwillingness to settle for nurses who have more

Because of our expertise and the sheer amount of material available on our website and blog, our office often hears from prospective registered nurses and licensed vocational nurses, sometimes even before they apply to nursing school.  For young people considering a career in nursing, it’s never been more important to stay out of trouble before

Among the thousands of applicants who seek to become a registered nurse in the state of California each year, hundreds have criminal convictions or other adverse actions (such as other license discipline) of some kind in their background.  A license applicant with a criminal conviction or other adverse action typically has three obstacles to clear

The California Department of Insurance wields arguably the most powerful licensing law in California, California Insurance Code section 1669.  Section 1669, which applies to applicants but also to existing insurance broker licenses through a related statute, empowers the Commissioner to summarily deny or summarily revoke (without a hearing) an insurance broker license for a felony