Nurses and lawyers, do they need them?
When Does a Nurse Need a Lawyer?
Protecting you License from the Nurse Police:
Many nurses only think about the Board of Nursing when they are undergoing the process of obtaining their license or when they are renewing the license. However, the Board is involved with more than just the licensing of nurses.
While most nurses worry and plan around avoiding lawsuits, they give little thought to which actions or omissions might attract the Board’s attention. Even though lawsuits affect a nurse’s wallet, the bigger concern is the impact the Board can have on a nurse’s ability to practice nursing.
Your Nursing License
When most nurses think about relinquishing their nursing license, they assume that it will be due to a voluntary action like retirement, maybe a large inheritance or maybe even winning lottery millions!But, few nurses expect to have to give up their ability to earn money as a nurse because the Board revokes their license or forces the nurse to surrender the license. Even if the Board chooses not to revoke a license, they can still impose restrictions on the nurse’s license that can adversely affect a nurses employment.
This article was copied from: “Nursetogether” Author Taralynn R. MacKay, RN, JD, is a partner in the Austin, Texas law firm of McDonald, most of this article is apllicable for Australia.
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