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3 actions that can help reinstate your medical license

License revocation does not have to hold you back forever. Although you may have had a problem in the past, California recognizes that people can overcome the obstacles they face to become better physicians, surgeons or nurses.

The main way to convince a board that you are once more worthy of licensure is to eliminate any underlying problem as well as show that you are an upstanding citizen. In your hearing, the board will want to see evidence of your progress. This post suggests some positive steps you can take toward reinstatement.

Will a DUI cause my nursing license to be revoked?

In short, a DUI can cause a nurse to lose their license. If you were arrested for a DUI, you may be terrified of losing your nursing license. A DUI is a violation of the Nursing Practice Act section 2762, “using any alcoholic beverages to an extent or manner dangerous or injurious to oneself, any other person, or the public”. The violation is a revocable offense.

In typical DUI cases, the defendant must only worry about the criminal charges or the DUI and then the process of getting their driver’s license back. For registered nurses, they face the additional hurdle of the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN).

Doctors fear losing license if they seek mental healthcare

Our mental health is an important component of a healthy life. Recently, Prince Harry opened up about his mental health issues. He started a campaign “Heads Together” in an effort to raise awareness of the importance of seeking help.

But what happens when you are a doctor and job stress, family issues, and traumatic situations at work take their toll?

Student loan debt can lead to state-issued license being revoked

Student debt is the country's largest source of debt, outside of mortgages, and creditors are aggressively pursuing delinquent borrowers. Did you know, in the state of California and 19 other states, government agencies can revoke state-issued licenses from residents who fail to make student loan debt payments?

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3 tips to fight penalties from the Medical Board of California

A penalty from the Medical Board of California is not final. An appeal is possible. The right option will depend on the details of the penalty. These options include: reinstatement, early termination of probation or modification.

The odds of a successful request can be increased with these tips:

  • A complete petition packet
  • Proper submission
  • Hearing attendance

How does a criminal record affect an architect license?

Professional boards are a common way to maintain standards across an industry. By regulating membership and licensing, a board can control who practices in the field and how they do it. Anyone who wants to be a professional architect in California must go through the California Architects Board.

CAB describes its licensing requirements as “more flexible” than other states. While this suggests they are less strict than other state architect boards, the “good character” clause gives CAB discretion about who gets in and who is denied.

How to handle a real estate license violation

California real estate is a complex topic and its purchase and sale is fraught with liability. The real estate license exists to provide consistent customer service and to protect consumers from fraud. It is your license to work.

It’s frightening to receive a license violation notice. It’s not just a disciplinary action, it’s a threat to your career. Like most bureaucracies, CalBRE has good intentions but it may not always understand your situation on a personal level. Your alleged violation may not be accurate or it may not include all the information necessary for judgment.

Conviction could lead to loss of license for health care workers

No matter what a person’s occupation is, a criminal conviction can be difficult to deal with. For medical professionals, the challenges of dealing with a conviction can be even harder to get through.

It’s possible that a criminal conviction could lead to either the suspension or the revocation of a medical professional’s license. Because of this, many health care workers are concerned about their professional futures after being convicted of a crime.

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