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How The Child Tax Credit Is Causing Confusion For CPAs, Taxpayers

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Most Americans have happily accepted the stimulus checks from the government. Many have received thousands of dollars as they navigate life while dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. The nice thing about these stimulus checks is that they do not need to be paid back. The advance child tax credit, however, is a different story…. Read More »

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Ethics In The Nursing Field: When Medical Professionals Refuse The COVID Shot

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

COVID-19 has been spreading across the United States since early 2020. The country has gone through quarantines, lockdowns, and mandated masking in order to prevent the spread of the virus. Now that the vaccine is widely available, it is hopeful that many people—particularly those in the healthcare field—would get the shot. Many employers are… Read More »

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Real Estate Agents, Realtors, And Brokers: What’s The Difference?

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

If you’re looking to work in the real estate field, you may have come across several terms that relate to those who sell houses: real estate agents, Realtors, and brokers. But what exactly is the difference? Aren’t they all the same? For the most part, they have similar duties. Plus, all have to abide… Read More »

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Physical Therapist Has License Suspended After Inappropriately Touching Patients

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Like others in the medical field, physical therapists have a duty to act in an ethical manner at all times. Even though they work with patients’ bodies to help them with mobility issues, they cannot touch patients inappropriately. If they do, they can face penalties such as license suspension or revocation. A physical therapist… Read More »

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Battle Continues Over Veterinary Telemedicine

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

While the coronavirus pandemic has allowed doctors to care for patients virtually via Zoom and similar video platforms, pets haven’t been allowed the same type of care. That’s because there have been issues with establishing a veterinarian-client relationship. The current laws state that an in-person exam is needed first before any telemedicine in the… Read More »

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Civil Engineer Ethical Issue: Rescue Vs. Demolition

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

On June 24, Champlain Towers South, a 12-story condo building in Surfside, suddenly collapsed. Water penetration and corrosion of the reinforcing steel have been cited as the possible reasons for the collapse. These issues were noted in 2018 and nothing had been done to fix the issues. Now civil engineers are facing an ethical… Read More »

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Nurse Practitioner Suspended For Illegally Prescribing Medications

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

A nurse practitioner is an advanced level nurse and while they can diagnose and treat medical conditions, order tests and prescribe medications, they have to be careful not to abuse their authority. Sometimes nurses and other licensed professionals take advantage of their license and engage in illegal activities. This can result in license suspension… Read More »

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Ways Real Estate Agents Can Get Sued

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Accidents happen, but in the real estate field, even a minor incident can ruin one’s career. Whether the mistake was intentional or not, it can lead to lawsuits, license suspensions, and other issues. Real estate agents have to handle a lot of details, so they’re highly vulnerable. An issue can be stressful or costly…. Read More »

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Common Ethical Dilemmas As A CPA

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Many licensed professionals are caught in uncomfortable situations, and CPAs are no exception. CPAs are often called upon to assist in tax preparation and other money matters. Some of these events, however, can lead to complexities and ethical dilemmas. Should a CPA work with a specific person or company? Is it worth the risk?… Read More »

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Dentist Faces License Suspension For Mishandling Prescription Drugs

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Those in the medical field, including dentists, have access to a wide variety of medications. While most medical professionals are responsible when prescribing these drugs to patients, some engage in activities that are unethical, such as overprescribing medications. A dentist has been engaging in this very activity for the past several years, according to… Read More »