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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 »

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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 »

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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 »