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Psychiatrist’s License Suspended for Keying Stranger’s Car

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Psychiatrists understand that they need to act in a professional manner when dealing with patients. They cannot act in an unethical manner, such as engage in sexual conduct or be dishonest with the patient. But what if a psychiatrist engages in inappropriate behavior outside of a professional setting? Can this affect his or her… Read More »

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Realtor Faces License Suspension for Listing Property Without Owner’s Consent

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Real estate professionals are in the business to help people buy and sell homes. There is often hundreds of thousands of dollars at stake in a real estate transaction, so ethics is a huge deal. Engaging in fraud and other tactics is not allowed, and doing so can cause a real estate agent to… Read More »

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How to Protect Your Pharmacy License

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Everybody makes mistakes, but when those in the medical field make errors, it can cause serious health effects or even death. Pharmacists are no exception. They have a huge responsibility when it comes to dispensing the right drug and the correct amount of the drug. Whether a pharmacist makes a mistake on purpose or… Read More »

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Can a DUI Cost Me My Professional License?

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Even the busiest professional has a life outside of work. Even nurses, engineers, physical therapists and other licensed professionals like to have fun with friends and family. They may enjoy attending parties or having alcoholic drinks with friends. Sometimes people make mistakes, though. Instead of getting a ride home from Uber or Lyft after… Read More »

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What Happens When Vets Give Advice Remotely?

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Florida veterinarians with decades of experience have tons of knowledge to give pet owners. With technology so prevalent nowadays, they may find it a good idea to give advice online. And with many pet owners leading busy lives or living in remote locations where veterinarians are scarce,  they may turn to online resources for… Read More »

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Can a CPA Work for a Marijuana Business?

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

The nation has decriminalized drugs in recent years, especially marijuana. Marijuana is now legal in many states. Florida is among 30 states that have legalized marijuana for both medical and recreational use. However, marijuana is still illegal at the federal level. This can make it tricky for marijuana dispensaries and related businesses to find… Read More »

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Ways in Which Nurses Can Lose Their Licenses

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Nurses work hard to obtain their licenses. Getting a license can require at least six years of education and tens of thousands of dollars. All that hard work and money spent can go down the drain in mere seconds. A lapse in judgment or bad decision can affect you for many years. You could… Read More »

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Ways in Which You Can Lose Your Architect License

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Architects help design structures through planning and drawings. There is some confusion in the state of Florida regarding whether or not an architect needs a license. A license is needed primarily for commercial buildings. For example, a high-rise building, apartment complex or shopping mall would all require a licensed architect. On the other hand,… Read More »

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Losing Your Insurance Adjustor License: What to Expect

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Insurance adjustors help insurance companies by properly valuing damage claims and looking out for fraud. In the insurance industry, there is a lot of fraud, and in some cases, the adjustors are the ones engaging in it. If you are engaging in criminal acts while employed as an insurance adjustor, you could lose your… Read More »

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Code of Ethics and Disciplinary Actions in the Psychology Field

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Psychologists are licensed professionals who study human behavior and help people understand their behavior. Many Americans have seen psychologists or therapists to help them deal with addiction, depression and other mental problems. Psychologists typically need a doctorate degree and be able to pass an exam before becoming licensed to practice. Psychologists have various rules,… Read More »