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Category Archives: Professional License Suspension


Code of Ethics in the Real Estate Industry

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Licensed professionals all have one thing in common: they have to abide by a code of ethics in order to keep their license. These ethics refer to values, practices and customs that a person must follow in order to be considered morally sound. When a person does not follow these customs, not only can… Read More »


Psychologist’s License Suspended Due to Allegations of Sexual Misconduct

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Many licensed professionals act in a professional manner at all times, making sure to never cross the line when it comes to patient care and dealing with clients. However, acting in a moral and ethical manner is easier said than done. Sometimes professionals get too friendly with their patients. They may flirt with them… Read More »


Dentist Acquitted of Rape and Kidnapping Charges

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Licensed professionals often get a bad rap. Doctors, dentists, psychologists and physical therapists deal with the human body, and in far too many cases, patients often make false claims against those in these professions. Sometimes these professionals have their licenses suspended unnecessarily, causing them emotional distress and financial hardship. A dentist in Pennsylvania recently… Read More »


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 »


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 »