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Realtor Ethics Case Involves LGBTQ+ Hate Speech

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) created a code of ethics in 2020. A complaint in Montana is the first legal test of this code. It could actually end up being a landmark legal case, as it highlights hate speech against the LGBTQ+ community. A local resident filed the complaint over the summer. They… Read More »


Ethics Involving COVID Vaccines In Dental Practices

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Dentists work closely with patients—in their mouths, to be exact. Because of this, those in the dentistry field have to take precautions to ensure they don’t get anything from a contagious patient. This is especially tricky in the age of COVID and can bring about ethical issues for dentists. Can they require COVID vaccinations… Read More »


Real Estate Agent Vs. Broker: What’s The Difference?

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Real estate agents and brokers help people buy and sell homes. Both are licensed to provide real estate services and have similar duties. Because of this, many people use the terms interchangeably, but they are not the same. The main difference relates to education. A real estate broker has gone above and beyond what… Read More »


Why Ethics Is Just As Important As Math In Engineering Field

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Engineering has a huge impact on our lives, even though it is something we may not think about often. Your house, your roadways, your local grocery store, doctor’s office, and other places you frequent were all created by engineers. Engineering has such a huge impact on society that it involves ethical decision making on… Read More »


Ethics In The Pharmacy Field

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Ethics is a huge part of the medical industry—even in the pharmacy field. When they fill prescriptions, they must do so in an ethical manner. They cannot think about their personal values. Instead, they must think about their patients’ best interests. This is not easy. Every day, pharmacists face moral dilemmas as they deal… Read More »


Grounds For Discipline For Healthcare Workers

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Taking care of those who are sick or injured is no easy task. It requires a healthcare worker to be of sound mind. Committing crimes or engaging in unethical activities is frowned upon and could even lead to license loss. Many states have laws in place that suspend professional licenses for various acts. Florida… Read More »


Focus On Safety Necessary For Civil Engineers

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Safety is something that every workplace needs to focus on. In the civil engineering field, professional engineers must create projects that are both functional and safe. When they commit an unethical, unprofessional, or illegal act, they can face licensing issues. Because of this, experts believe that the civil engineering curriculum in United States colleges… Read More »


Massage Therapist’s License Suspended For Sexual Abuse

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

When people apply to receive a professional license, they need to be truthful on their application. They cannot lie about their criminal history or deny situations that caused them to lose their license in the past. If they do, they can face penalties. They may be unable to get their license reinstated or if… Read More »


NAR Reinforces MLS Local Marketplace Ethics Rules

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

In the real estate field, there is a lot of concern about disclosure and transparency. What are brokers and agents really doing for clients? What is included in the fees and what things are extra? The real estate industry can be tricky to navigate. There’s a lot of money exchanging hands. A home is… Read More »


Detecting Mortgage Fraud

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

It’s become a fact of life that fraud is pretty much everywhere nowadays. From government programs to emails from Nigerian princes and everything in between, scams are rampant and you have to constantly be on your toes. Sometimes even licensed professionals engage in fraud. After all, fraud allows a person to make a profit… Read More »