Medical & Nursing License Defense
Your Pittsburgh Medical & Nursing Licensing Attorney
This is Attorney Joseph Paletta and welcome to my Nursing/Medical License Defense home page. You did not reach this page of my website by accident – you were looking for immediate guidance for a current problem. For guidance, read the Rules below, and see if any of the following situations applies to you:
- Are you being or have you been investigated and questioned about missing medications by your employer hospital or medical facility?
- Were you asked to submit to a Fitness for Duty Test due to suspicion of being under the influence of drugs or alcohol?
- Are your withdrawals of medications from dispensing machines being audited by the pharmacy?
- Do you have a substance abuse issue that may have been reported to your employer or the Nursing Board?
- Have you been contacted by a Professional Conduct Investigator (“P.C.I.”) from the Bureau of Enforcement & Investigations and asked to meet to answer questions?
- Have you been contacted by a Narcotics Agent from the PA Attorney General’s Office or any other law enforcement agency or hospital police/security?
Rule #1: Talk To Attorney Paletta Before You Talk To Your Employer, A P.C.I. Or Law Enforcement.
You have a right to seek the guidance and advice of a lawyer before you answer any questions. Telling any questioner or interrogator that you have “never been in this situation before” and before you answer any questions, you “need to take some time to think” is reasonable and appropriate. Because once you answer, you have limited or eliminated options you might have retained had you spoken to Attorney Paletta first
Rule #2: Never Admit To Wrongdoing – No Matter What.
Again, telling any questioner or interrogator that you have “never been in this situation before” and before you answer any questions, you “need to take some time to think” is true … and smart! Especially if you did do something wrong like taking (“diverted”) medications, admitting that fact to anyone is confessing to a Felony crime! So do not do it regardless of what they are telling you. Also, you are not lying by using that exact language, and you are keeping all your options open.
I have a proven track record as a Licensing Defense Attorney, and I will defend you.
If you or anybody you know has been charged and may have their License threatened near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, please contact Attorney Joseph Paletta immediately. With over twenty-five years of experience, he will be able to properly represent you in the Court and before the Board of Nursing. Attorney Joseph Paletta can be reached at Joseph@PalettaLaw.com or (412) 391-7999 for a free consultation.
Common Types of Pennsylvania Nursing and Medical License Issues
Doctors and Nurses work tirelessly to obtain their licenses, then continue to work tirelessly in their respective profession. However, if a Doctor or Nurse is investigated by the Pennsylvania Board of Medicine or Board of Nursing Board for negligent charting or diversion, or is convicted of a crime such as DUI, the Medical or Nursing License can be suspended. Attorney Joseph Paletta is a skilled Nursing and Medical License Defense Attorney who is qualified to advise and counsel you through these investigations and prosecutions.
The following are the most common circumstances that will cause a Pennsylvania Medical and Nursing Board investigation which will encumber a license,