What Convictions Affect My Medical License?

What Convictions Affect My Medical License?

As a health care worker with a California professional license, your license status affects your livelihood. Whether your medical license supports your career as a doctor or nurse, criminal convictions can lead to your license being suspended or revoked depending on the specifics of your case. This is why you need a medical license defense lawyer. If you have received a conviction, working with a professional license attorney can help you manage all the details of your case.

Disciplinary Action for Doctors

The Medical Board of California states that a conviction related to unprofessional conduct may result in disciplinary action. If these convictions affect doctors’ medical qualifications or job duties, a license review will be issued. Additionally, doctors may have other penalties such as community service, ethics class, and victim restitution. Examples of these convictions include DUIs, drug crimes, and public intoxication.

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Disciplinary Action for Nurses

Nurses’ convictions are reviewed by the California Board of Registered Nursing. This board reviews convictions to determine if they are directly related to a nurse’s job duties or functions. Examples of these convictions include embezzlement, theft, and failure to report abuse. Nurses found guilty by the licensing board may be placed on probation for a set period or have their license suspended or revoked.

Related Article: 3 Actions That Can Help Reinstate Your Medical License

Criminal convictions, both large and small, can impact the status of a medical professional’s license. It’s important to take immediate action and get in touch with a California license defense attorney like the team at Unlock Legal. Our skilled attorneys will manage all the specifics of your case and work to protect your license.

If you fear your professional license is in jeopardy, please don’t hesitate to reach out for a quick, discreet, and confidential consultation. Know that with us, you are in great hands. Contact Unlock Legal today or give us a call at your convenience at 949-997-1450 to speak with a professional about your case and your unique needs. You’ll find we are compassionate, easy to talk to, and willing to help in any capacity we can. Losing your license doesn’t have to be the end of your career. Your journey to reinstatement starts with a quick meeting.

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