Out-of-state discipline is a common basis for California license discipline, under the applicable statutes that allow the Board of Registered Nursing to seek collateral discipline against a licensee who is disciplined or censured by another state’s licensing entity (even when the licensing entity is not necessarily a nursing board). In this case, our client was

When an Accusation is filed against a Registered Nurse in California, usually the nurse’s first reaction is “how can I get this off my record?”  The presence of an Accusation on the Board’s website causes uncomfortable questions at work, it can make getting a new job far more difficult, and the Accusation itself often contains

In 2017, Ray & Bishop won stay orders in three Superior Court cases, stopping license revocations while our we fought appeals in Superior Court.  Two stays were granted in Board of Registered Nursing cases, permitting the nurses to work with clear licenses while we fought their appeals.  A third stay was granted in a Bureau

We have successfully saved many RNs in California from license revocation after serious, lengthy Accusations were filed against them.  As a consequence of a pattern of convictions or a serious mistake, RNs often have to serve a period of probation with the Board of Registered Nursing.  The most common length of a probation term is

Investigations of alleged misconduct by California registered nurses are investigated by two agencies, either the Board of Registered Nursing, by its own investigators, or by the Division of Investigation of the Department of Consumer Affairs.  When a complaint is received by the Board, if Board enforcement believes the complaint has sufficient merit, the complaint is

The California Board of Registered Nursing files hundreds of accusations each year against registered nurses.  The vast majority of these accusations are filed due to criminal convictions or other alleged unprofessional conduct.  A small number are filed due to complaints of incompetence, gross negligence or  less common alleged violations of the Nursing Practice Act.  Effectively

In late 2012, we won a hard fought victory against the Board of Registered Nursing.  A nurse with a stellar 40 year career was accused of forging a prescription.  However, upon closer examination, the evidence showed that the nurse merely recorded a doctor’s verbal order.  The nurse’s only mistakes were to not have confirmed that

With almost 400,000 registered nurses and hundreds of thousands of licensed vocational nurses, nurses are the largest group of licensed health care professionals we serve.  At Ray & Bishop, PLC, we provide a variety of services to defend registered nurses and licensed vocational nurses in Orange County, Los Angeles County, Riverside County, and elsewhere statewide.