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Developing Trust in the Real Estate Field

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Buying or selling a home can be an expensive transaction. Home buyers and sellers rely on real estate agents to guide them through the process. They look to the agent’s knowledge and integrity to help them make the right decisions. However, given that real estate agents work on commission—meaning that they only earn money… Read More »

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Dentist Guilty of Selling Prescription Drugs After Already Losing His License

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Those who work in the medical field often have access to a variety of drugs. Doctors, dentists and nurses can easily get a hold of painkillers, sedatives and stimulants. In some cases, they take these pills for themselves. In other cases, they steal the medications and sell them to others in order to make… Read More »

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Florida Board of Health Suspends Nursing, Pharmacist Licenses Due to Defaulted Student Loans

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

When you think of nurses and pharmacists losing their licenses, you might assume that they did something illegal or unethical to a patient. Maybe they harmed a patient or gave them the wrong drugs. Perhaps they broke the law in some way. For a professional to lose their license, none of these situations has… Read More »

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Engineer Ethical Dilemma: Will Robocars Decide Who to Hit and Kill?

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Driverless vehicles will be ubiquitous on Florida’s roadways in a few years’ time. The engineers who have created these cars have all faced moral and ethical issues along the way. One common issue is the “trolley problem.” This involves creating “decider” software that will determine who to kill when faced with a real-world dilemma…. Read More »

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Can I Lose My Professional License if I File for Bankruptcy?

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

You’ve worked hard to get your administrative license. You likely graduated from college and spent a lot of time studying for your license. While getting your license is hard, holding onto to it may be even harder. You may feel constantly scrutinized, and for good reason. What you do in and out of the… Read More »

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Veterinarian’s License Suspended Amid Rape Charges

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

When you have a professional license, you are obligated to abide by high standards at all times, even when you are outside of work. While it is important for everyone to have hobbies and enjoy themselves in their spare time, it is equally important to continue to abide by the law. This is especially… Read More »

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Ethical Issues in Engineering: How Engineers Should Act

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

At your workplace, ethics is probably not something that you deal with, or even think about, on a regular basis. You may simply show up, do your assigned work, help customers and co-workers, go back home and repeat. If you think about it, though, every task you do may come with ethical issues. For… Read More »

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2019 Changes to Code of Ethics for Realtors

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

With the new year comes new laws. Many changes to laws come about at the beginning of each year, and the code of ethics for real estate associates, brokers. Realtors and other professionals is no exception. While acting is an ethical manner is not specifically a law, there are guidelines you must follow as… Read More »

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Nurse Steals Fentanyl, Gets License Suspended, Jail Time

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

When you think of a nurse getting their license suspended, patient abuse may be the first thing that comes to mind. While this act can lead to license suspension and revocation, there are other ethical issues that threaten one’s professional license. Theft is one of them. Nurses and other medical professionals are privileged in… Read More »

Pharmacist

How to Lose Your Pharmacy License

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

There are more than 20,000 pharmacists in Florida. While most of them have spotless records, some of them have faced administrative actions during their careers. Some may have even faced pharmacist license suspension and revocation. Some pharmacists lose their license for seemingly minor oversights, such as failing to renew their licenses in a timely… Read More »