My Pharmacy License Was Denied—What Should I Do?

Posted on July 7, 2018

As an up-and-coming pharmacist, you have studied long and hard to have a successful career. You have cleared every hurdle and are ready to enter the field as a professional pharmacist. Now, you have applied for your license with the State of California—only to have it rejected. If you are a pharmacist and your license application has been denied, you are probably wondering what your next step should be. There are several reasons why the California State Board of Pharmacy would deny an applicant’s pharmacy license: Disciplinary action, arrest and conviction are three of the most common. Fortunately, the board

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3 Actions That Can Help Reinstate Your Medical License

Posted on July 7, 2018

License revocation does not have to hold you back forever. Although you may have had a problem in the past, California recognizes that people can overcome the obstacles they face to become better physicians, surgeons or nurses. The main way to convince a board that you are once more worthy of licensure is to eliminate any underlying problem as well as show that you are an upstanding citizen. In your hearing, the board will want to see evidence of your progress. This post suggests some positive steps you can take toward reinstatement. Complete Rehabilitation Addictions can affect workers of any

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Doctors Fear Losing License if They Seek Mental Healthcare

Posted on July 7, 2018

Our mental health is an important component of a healthy life. Recently, Prince Harry opened up about his mental health issues. He started a campaign “Heads Together” in an effort to raise awareness of the importance of seeking help. But what happens when you are a doctor and job stress, family issues, and traumatic situations at work take their toll? Research Suggests That Nearly 40 Percent of U.S. Physicians Are Reluctant to Seek Help A study conducted by Mayo Clinic illustrates the issues doctors face.. New license and renewal applications ask questions about mental health. In some states, license boards

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Will a Dui Cause My Nursing License to Be Revoked?

Posted on July 7, 2018

In short, a DUI can cause a nurse to lose their license. If you were arrested for a DUI, you may be terrified of losing your nursing license. A DUI is a violation of the Nursing Practice Act section 2762, “using any alcoholic beverages to an extent or manner dangerous or injurious to oneself, any other person, or the public”. The violation is a revocable offense. In typical DUI cases, the defendant must only worry about the criminal charges or the DUI and then the process of getting their driver’s license back. For registered nurses, they face the additional hurdle

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Student Loan Debt Can Lead To State-issued License Being Revoked

Posted on July 7, 2018

Student debt is the country's largest source of debt, outside of mortgages, and creditors are aggressively pursuing delinquent borrowers. Did you know, in the state of California and 19 other states, government agencies can revoke state-issued licenses from residents who fail to make student loan debt payments? Drastic Repayment Measures If you have fallen behind on student loan debts, creditors are taking more desperate actions to get paid. While it seems a bit improbable that taking away someone's license to practice their profession and subsequently earn money will help creditors settle debts, it is happening. In South Dakota they can

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3 Tips to Fight Penalties from the Medical Board of California

Posted on July 7, 2018

A penalty from the Medical Board of California is not final. An appeal is possible. The right option will depend on the details of the penalty. These options include: reinstatement, early termination of probation or modification. The odds of a successful request can be increased with these tips: A complete petition packet Proper submission Hearing attendance The following elaborates on these points. The Importance of a Complete Petition A petition packet must include a number of documents. Failure to include all the necessary components could result in a denied request. These packets generally require completion of a Petition for Penalty

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How Does a Criminal Record Affect an Architect License?

Posted on July 7, 2018

Professional boards are a common way to maintain standards across an industry. By regulating membership and licensing, a board can control who practices in the field and how they do it. Anyone who wants to be a professional architect in California must go through the California Architects Board. CAB describes its licensing requirements as “more flexible” than other states. While this suggests they are less strict than other state architect boards, the “good character” clause gives CAB discretion about who gets in and who is denied. Will a DUI or a criminal record affect your licensing?   What the Architects

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Conviction Could Lead to Loss of License for Health Care Workers

Posted on July 7, 2018

No matter what a person’s occupation is, a criminal conviction can be difficult to deal with. For medical professionals, the challenges of dealing with a conviction can be even harder to get through. It’s possible that a criminal conviction could lead to either the suspension or the revocation of a medical professional’s license. Because of this, many health care workers are concerned about their professional futures after being convicted of a crime. Whether or not a medical professional will lose their license depends on the specifics of their case. This is what the Medical Board of California and the California

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How to Handle a Real Estate License Violation

Posted on July 7, 2018

California real estate is a complex topic and its purchase and sale is fraught with liability. The real estate license exists to provide consistent customer service and to protect consumers from fraud. It is your license to work. It’s frightening to receive a license violation notice. It’s not just a disciplinary action, it’s a threat to your career. Like most bureaucracies, DRE has good intentions but it may not always understand your situation on a personal level. Your alleged violation may not be accurate or it may not include all the information necessary for judgment. What Citations Are Most Common?

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Applicants & Licensees – I’ve Been Convicted

Posted on September 8, 2017

As is set forth by the DRE, once DRE is certain that an applicant or licensee has been convicted of a crime that is substantially related to the qualifications, functions, or duties of a real estate licensee, and the time for appeal has elapsed or the judgment of conviction has been affirmed on appeal, DRE can begin to obtain all the necessary evidence. Bureau investigators obtain copies of the reports generated from the arresting agencies and the certified records and pleadings of the subject court(s). These documents are necessary to prove up the crime and conviction at the Administrative Law

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