Law Offices of Paul Chan
Call Today for a FREE Consultation
916-520-3390 PH
888-874-7036 TF
Phone916-520-3390
Toll free888-874-7036

Sacramento California Professional License Defense Blog

Social media and medical care don’t always mix

A quick browse of your social media feeds tell the story: people like to talk about funny or weird stuff that happens throughout the day or share their professional accomplishments online. Your friend who works in marketing might share the new promotional video they’ve been working on for a client, or your friend who works at an animal shelter might share a photo of the happy family who recently adopted a dog. You want to join in on the fun of sharing, but should you as a medical professional?

Privacy laws protect patients

The process of a medical complaint review in California

In California, the Medical Board is inundated with more than 8,000 complaints per year. These complaints are submitted by patients, other medical professionals, insurance companies and family members of patients. There is an Enforcement Program in place that utilizes the Central Complaint Unit (CCU) when complaints are filed.

Staff members with the CCU review every single complaint sent to the Medical Board of California to determine if any laws were broken. The staff then determines if that complaint even comes under the scope of the Medical Board and its jurisdiction. Once a complaint is marked for further review, the CCU staff will begin seeking evidence to support or deny the claim.

5 ways you can lose a nursing license

Holding a nursing license is an important part of your career. You wouldn't be able to practice nursing without a valid license in the state of California. You should do everything possible in your career to protect your license. Issues can crop up without warning that can threaten your license. Here are five ways you can lose your nursing license.

One of the quickest and easiest ways to put your nursing license in jeopardy is by impersonating another practitioner. The sad fact of the matter is that this happens all over the country. Sometimes the employer of the nurse impersonating another professional does not catch the issue until years have passed.

Receiving a Citation and Fine for a DUI with the BRN

There is no blanket "rule" or policy regarding how the Board of Registered Nursing resolves a DUI conviction for a registered nurse. I have represented nurses with a DUI conviction where the BAC (blood alcohol level) was over twice the legal limit of .08 and my client received a Citation and Fine.

How an attorney can help you defend your professional license

Holding a professional license is an important part of life for a variety of different professions. There are just some jobs you cannot hold without first earning a license. Because the license is so important, you will want to protect it as much as possible. Here's some information on how an attorney will be able to defend your professional license in California.

One of the most important things you can do is take action as soon as you hear of a potential investigation. Even if you know that there is truly nothing to be worried about, you need to acknowledge any notices sent to you regarding your license.

Watch out for burnout

Among the things professionals can face in relation to their job is the possibility of burnout. There are a lot of different stressors professionals can encounter at work that could lead to burnout. Also, it appears that workplace exhaustion has become an increasingly common thing among Americans in general in recent years. According to a set of national surveys, the percentage of respondents who report being consistently exhausted due to work has nearly tripled over the past couple of decades, having come in at around 50 percent lately.

Burnout can be harmful to a professional in many different ways. For example, it could hurt their:

  • Emotional and mental well-being.
  • Physical health.
  • Relationships, both at work and at home.

How Can We Help You?

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Our Office

Law Offices of Paul Chan

Law Offices of Paul Chan
2311 Capitol Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95816

Toll Free: 888-874-7036
Phone: 916-520-3390
Fax: 916-444-3975
Map & Directions

Review Us