Nurses are regulated by the California Board of Registered Nursing, known as the BRN for short. It is a subsidiary entity of the California Department of Consumer Affairs. There are nine members on the BRN. Each is charged with protecting the public as regards nurses.
Pursuant to the Nursing Practice Act, the BRN does the following:
The BRN can take disciplinary action against a registered nurse in California when he or she commits an act or engages in conduct that is unprofessional. Such conduct is unprofessional because it can have adverse effects on that person’s ability to carry out his or her duties as a nurse.
Unprofessional conduct can be any of the following:
The BRN can take action against the license of a nurse who has engaged in:
A conviction can include entering a plea of no contest or guilty to a criminal offense. However, even if you are not convicted of the offense, the BRN will want to look at the charging documents, including the police report, in making its determination, possibly taking action even if you plead to a lesser offense. For purposes of BRN disciplinary action, convictions include guilty pleas that are deferred under Penal Code Section 1000 (deferred entry of judgment) or grants of probation that are subsequently expunged pursuant to Penal Code Section 1203.4.
Additionally, persons who are disciplined may also be liable for costs associated with investigating the matter and enforcing disciplinary costs, which can be prohibitively expensive.
Our team will defend you vigorously in the face of charges that threaten your license. We will make a powerful presentation that you ought not to lose your license, meet with licensing officials, conference with them, present documents and make solid arguments in mitigation and represent you at any and all disciplinary hearings. If necessary, we will represent you at trial before an administrative law judge. Our Torrance nursing license defense lawyers will do everything possible to make sure your vocation is not compromised by disciplinary action.
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