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What is SB- 145?

Senate Bill 145 is the newest law to be enacted into California courtrooms. The bill serves to make changes to how rape cases are handled and clear up previous conflicting laws on statutory rape. Currently, California courts treat these cases differently based on the type of intercourse involved. In cases pertaining to consensual heterosexual relations
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Why is Nurses’ Week 2021 so Important?

Why is Nurses' Week 2021 so Important_

With Nurses’ Week starting May 6, now is the best time to say thank you to nurses everywhere. Day in and day out, nurses are dedicated to protecting our community – especially in the last year. As more people entered ICUs and hospitals needing one-on-one attention from staff, nurses put on their capes and took
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Common Causes of Board of Registered Nursing Disciplinary Action

Common Causes of Board of Registered Nursing Disciplinary Action

As a registered nurse, many people depend on your knowledge and integrity. With so many eyes on you at all times, the pressure to perform can be overwhelming and the risk of making mistakes can be extremely high. One small slip-up can result in disciplinary action from the Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) and put
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New Professional License Laws Nurses Should Know

New Professional License Laws Nurses Should Know

This year, California government officials have introduced several new bills that could impact the licensure of registered nurses and licensed vocational nurses. Some of these were already adopted in January of this year. However, many of the professional license laws will be enacted as early as July 2021. Here are the major California State Assembly
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What happens if a nurse is convicted of a DUI?

What happens if a nurse is convicted of a DUI?

As a registered nurse, you are dedicated to protecting and saving the lives of your patients. However, sometimes you need a lifeline of your own. You may live a carefree life outside of the hospital or clinic, but if one of those exciting nights ends in a DUI, your nursing career could be in trouble.
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Miranda McCroskey Talks Professional License Defense During On-Deck with Dawson and Dawson

Miranda McCroskey Talks Professional License Defense During On-Deck with Dawson and Dawson

Unlock Legal founder and lead attorney Miranda McCroskey joined Kathy Dawson of Dawson and Dawson to share how her team of professional license defense attorneys protect the livelihoods of California professionals. Kathy: Hello everyone! Please welcome our guest Miranda McCroskey to our On Deck with Dawson and Dawson series. Hey Miranda, how are you doing? Miranda:
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Will Past Convictions Affect My LVN License Application?

Will Past Convictions Affect My LVN License Application

As a licensed vocational nurse, you are the lifeline for your patients. And to obtain your Board of Vocational Nurses and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT) license, you must be trustworthy and dedicated to the welfare of those in your care. Unfortunately, past convictions can cause frictions with applying for your (LVN) license. Here’s what you need
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What Should I Do If My Medical License is Under Investigation?

A local doctor’s medical license is currently under fire for reporting to traffic court from his surgery room. Plastic surgeon, Dr. Scott Green, appeared on a Zoom call with a California judge while inside an operating room.  Major concerns of safety have been brought up because a patient was also inside the room. Green did
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What is a Professional License Denial?

What is a Professional License Denial?

In California, there are over 30 boards that manage and issue professional licensure. These boards are in charge of determining whether you are of upstanding moral character and a good fit for a professional license from their industry. Although many individuals apply to these boards, not all applicants receive their licensure. Instead, they may receive
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How to Appeal My Professional License Denial

How to Appeal My Professional License Denial

It can be frustrating to receive a denial letter from your California licensing board. After spending countless hours studying for exams and gathering material for your application, the last thing you want to receive is a statement of issues. Although this situation can feel overwhelming, it is not the end of the road for your
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