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How Veterinarians Should Handle a Board Sanction

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Most veterinarians do their best to care for their clients’ furry and feathered family members. However, they are human too and accidents happen. Pets cannot tell us how they are feeling or where it hurts, so this can delay diagnosis and treatment. In some cases, this can lead to a worsened medical condition or… Read More »

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Not Paying Child Support? You Could Lose Your Professional License

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Getting a professional license can be difficult. There are tests to study for and classes to take. While getting approved for a license can be challenging, so can keeping your license. Even if you are on your best behavior while working, you can potentially put your license at risk for what you fail to… Read More »

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Ethical Concerns in the Real Estate Field

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

People move all the time. They may move for work reasons or to retire to a better climate. There are many laws involved in buying and selling a home, which is why many people hire a real estate associate to assist them. Not anyone can sell real estate in Florida. Such a transaction requires… Read More »

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Dentist Loses License for Abusing Laughing Gas

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Using laughing gas on the job is no laughing matter, as one dentist can attest. The dentist from Tennessee recently lost his license for using nitrous oxide—more commonly known as laughing gas—in his office while working on patients. The dentist’s staff witnessed him using laughing gas on at least three occasions. He was aware… Read More »

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Pharmacist Faces 109 Charges; License Suspended

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Pharmacists are often put in tempting positions. They dispense medications and are regularly exposed to strong medications. Many of these pain relievers are highly addictive and are in high demand. Some pharmacists keep these drugs for themselves or sell them for high dollar amounts. This illegal practice can cause pharmacists to put their lives… Read More »

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Ethics in the Mortgage Industry

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Not many Florida residents have the funds to purchase a home with cash. It could take a lifetime or longer to save up the hundreds of thousands needed to buy a house. Because of this, most prospective homeowners turn to mortgage lenders. Mortgage lenders are required to be licensed to show that they understand… Read More »

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Ethics in Physical Therapy

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Physical therapists are there to help those who suffer mobility issues due to a disease or injury. They can prescribe exercises, massage, heat and other tools to help patients regain movement in arms, legs, the back and neck. Most physical therapists do what they can to hold onto their license. After all, they have… Read More »

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Nurse’s License Suspended for Writing Prescriptions for Herself

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Many people are interested in obtaining prescription drugs. While many people sell them to make a profit, most use them for themselves to relieve pain caused by medical conditions and injuries. Many professionals in the medical field have access to a variety of drugs and often take steps to obtain them for themselves. This… Read More »

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Why is the Professional Engineering License Being Devalued?

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Many people must have a license in order to work in their chosen career field. Doctors, therapists, pharmacists, veterinarians, dentists, architects, real estate professionals and even barbers need to be licensed to practice. Professional engineers—who are responsible for creating buildings, bridges and other structures that the public uses every day—also are required to be… Read More »

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Why Ethics Education is Important for Engineers

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Ethics is an important aspect of virtually any job—even for engineers. Engineers design objects that we use every day, from houses to roadways to bridges to buildings to cars. Safety is of utmost importance. When engineers design flawed items, they can face legal issues as well as get their license suspended or revoked. While… Read More »