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Nurse’s License Suspended for Fraud Charges

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

There are many types of elder abuse. While many people think of physical abuse, the abuse can be financial as well. Many caretakers take advantage of the elderly, particularly those with mental issues. When a nurse does it, he or she can be convicted of fraud and face harsh penalties, including license loss. A… Read More »

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Nurse Faces License Forfeiture After Taking Patients’ Drugs

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

When a person is sick or injured, they may need medication to feel better and heal. There are thousands of medications on the market to aid with pain relief, reduce the risk of infection, kill viruses and manage chronic conditions. When a person does not get the medication they need, they could experience a… Read More »

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Florida Nurse’s License Suspended Over Sexual Battery Charge

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Medical professionals do not have free reign to touch a patient as they please. The physical contact that they have with their patients must be medically appropriate. In the event that that physical contact is not medically appropriate, they can face discipline of their license. A “skin assessment” and inappropriate touching of the genitals… Read More »

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School Nurse Accused of Stealing Student’s Medication

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

We rely on nurses, doctors and other medical staff to provide us with the care we need when we are ill. When they take a patient’s medications, it can have serious effects. A nurse from Virginia had her nursing license suspended on August 6 after stealing a student’s medication. The clinic aide for Chesterfield… Read More »

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Florida Nurse’s License Suspended for Obscene Communication With Teen

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Nurses are no strangers to the human body and they often see patients in compromising positions. It is not uncommon for nurses to see breasts, buttocks and even genitals. However, when doing so, they must act in a professional manner. While medical professionals may find certain patients attractive, they cannot act sexual toward patients… Read More »

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Registered Nurse’s License Suspended for Stealing Drugs

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Nurses and other licensed professionals are bound by ethics. Doing something that harms patients, such as stealing their drugs, can have harmful effects for not only the patient but the nurse as well. Drug use—both recreational and prescription drugs—has become an epidemic. Overdoses happen on a daily basis. Some survive, while others die. Any… Read More »

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Nurse Gets License Suspended for Using Drugs While Pregnant

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

People get addicted to drugs for various reasons. A person may try drugs due to peer pressure and enjoy the feeling they get. Some use drugs after a surgery and become addicts. Whatever the situation, drug use in a professional career is never a good idea. This is especially true in the healthcare field,… 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 »