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October 2017 Archives

Indictment handed down for former nursing home worker

Three felony charges have been handed down on a former nursing home employee who was arrested back in June. The former employee is accused of sexually assaulting a resident at the nursing home where he worked, the Washington Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation. The defendant has issued not guilty pleas to all three felonies against him.

Former med school dean accused of seeing patients while on drugs

A former medical school dean at the University of Southern California (USC) has been accused of seeing patients while on drugs. A report states that for more than one year, the former dean of the USC medical school used drugs while working as an eye doctor on campus. The alleged drug of choice for the dean was methamphetamine.

All about nursing licensure and the Nurse Practice Act

Acquiring a nursing license is an important part of a person's process toward becoming an employee somewhere in the medical field. All nurses must acquire a license in order to work for a doctor's office, a hospital or any other medical entity. The license must be valid in order to practice. It can be suspended or revoked after a hearing in front of an administrative board.

What can I expect in an administrative hearing?

If you are headed for an administrative hearing to defend your professional license in California you might not know what to expect. It's likely you don't even know someone who has appeared at one of these hearings. So, what can you expect in an administrative hearing?

The Opioid Epidemic: The Role of the Medical Professional

Opioid abuse are responsible for the deaths of more than 100 American a day. Medical professionals are being closely monitored due to the growing crisis. From the Physician who prescribes the narcotic to the pharmacist who fills the prescription, or the Registered Nurse administering the narcotic to the patient, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and local boards and regulatory agencies are keeping a very close watch to determine any evidence of over prescribing, diversion, and abuse.

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