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Any criminal prosecution, and certainly any conviction of a crime, can damage or even potentially end a Nursing or Medical career. For example, generally, for a conviction of a Misdemeanor criminal offense, a Nursing License suspension is discretionary; conviction of a Felony imposes a mandatory suspension. Furthermore, the Pennsylvania Boards of Nursing and Medicine interpret a “Probation Without Verdict” (PWV) sentence as a “conviction” which may trigger a license suspension, even though the PWV law states that successful completion of the Probation will cause a dismissal of the prosecution.
If a Nurse is charged with a crime, the Nursing Law requires notification to the Nursing Board within thirty (30) days of the filing of the criminal prosecution. This requirement covers any crime, even if that crime is unrelated to the practice of Nursing, such as Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol (DUI). The filing date can be determined by finding the “Filing Date” box on the first page of the Police Criminal Complaint. For Doctors, the notification requirement is slightly different. Doctors are required to report a criminal prosecution within thirty days of some type of disposition of the prosecution, such as the formal date of admission into the ARD program in a DUI prosecution. Failure to report is a separate and distinct allegation in a licensing board investigation and prosecution. Attorney Joseph Paletta can advise you of what your options are, and the possible consequences in these situations.
The State Board of Nursing will investigate and potentially prosecute any “impairment” which may affect the ability of a Licensee (nurse) to safely practice the profession of Nursing. Impairment has been interpreted as a drug or alcohol dependency, diversion of narcotics, issues of moral turpitude (lying on a renewal application), mental health issues, criminal prosecution, unprofessional conduct, patient abuse or neglect, fraud or deceit, etc. When any Board investigation threatens your ability to maintain good standing in the nursing profession, it is important to take steps to protect yourself. Learn more about how you can protect your license by contacting Attorney Joseph Paletta.
Everyone at Paletta Law is professional, knowledgeable and kind. I highly recommend this firm.