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Code of Ethics for Florida Engineers

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Licensed professionals have a duty to display high standards when dealing with clients and the public. This is especially true for professional engineers, who help design all sorts of construction projects. Schools, gas stations, grocery stores, commercial buildings, bridges, tunnels, malls and residences could not be created without the knowledge and skills of engineers…. Read More »


Disciplinary Actions for Florida Real Estate Brokers

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

The real estate industry depends on trustworthy brokers to help homeowners sell their properties while assisting buyers with finding the homes of their dreams. When dealing with such transactions, the highest degree of honesty and trust is required. A home is the biggest asset for most people, and they want to make sure they… Read More »


Former Pharmacist Arrested for Practicing Health Care Without a License

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Medicine is comprised of various fields and it’s important to understand that having a pharmacist license does not necessarily allow someone to legally practice medicine. While many pharmacists do their job well and understand the ethics involved, some cross the line and engage in unethical, immoral and unlicensed activity that can lead to criminal… Read More »


Psychologist Accused of Physical Abuse May Lose License

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Spanking is often performed as punishment for misbehaving kids. Not many people consider it a form of therapy. But one psychologist did, and as a result, she is facing punishment herself, in the form of office closure and possible license loss. The Tennessee psychologist, who worked at Christian Psychiatrist Services in the Memphis area… Read More »


Reinstating a Real Estate License

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

In order to sell homes as a real estate professional in Florida, you are required to have a license. A license requires that you pass an exam and show that you are of good character. But once you receive a real estate license, your work is by no means done. Professional licenses are not… Read More »


Unlicensed Florida Engineer Approves Sinkhole Repairs

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

How would you feel if your construction project was approved by an unlicensed engineer or a person with Alzheimer’s, but you, the homeowner, was never told about his fraud? Wouldn’t you want to at least know about the situation rather than have county officials cover up this information? This type of situation occurred in… Read More »


Professionals With Debts Licensed Out of Work

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Are you a licensed professional who is behind on debts? If so, be on the lookout for a letter from your state board. You may not be able to renew your license until your taxes, traffic tickets and other state debts are paid. Many licensed professionals such as hair stylists, physical therapists, veterinarians, accountants,… Read More »


Veterinarian Loses License for Drug Use and Mental Health Issues

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Licensed professionals have high standards to uphold. In order to hold onto their license, they must display ethical and moral behavior in both their professional and personal lives. Any crimes they commit outside of the workplace can impact their license, as can unethical behavior unrelated to their jobs. When a person is accused of… Read More »


Nurse Surrenders License After Sexual Assault

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Nurses are in a position to help those who are sick or injured. Nurses often see patients in vulnerable positions, and in some cases, they take advantage of this situation by engaging in unethical activities in patients. For example, a nurse who sees a patient naked may try to gain the patient’s trust and… Read More »


Psychologist Gets License Revoked for Misconduct With Patients

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Psychologists are to act in a professional manner at all times. Sometimes they take advantage of their patients’ vulnerability. When they do more harm than good, they face punishment from the board for their actions. In severe cases, they can even lose their license. A 33-year-old psychologist is facing punishment for sexually assaulting two… Read More »