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Indiana Nursing License Defense Lawyer

Indiana registered nurse license defense lawyer

Attorney Helping Nurses Facing Disciplinary Action by the Indiana State Board of Nursing

Nursing is an essential profession, and nurses are often on the "front lines" of patient care. Since they interact closely with patients, their observations and knowledge can play a crucial role in the treatment that is provided. Unfortunately, this means that they may face claims that they have failed to provide the proper care, acted outside the bounds of their knowledge and experience, or otherwise violated the standards of their profession. In these situations, nurses may face investigations and disciplinary action that could result in the suspension or revocation of their nursing licenses. It is important to understand how to respond to these claims, and by securing legal help from an experienced lawyer, a nurse can make sure they are taking the correct steps to avoid discipline and maintain a valid nursing license.

At the Law Offices of Joseph J. Bogdan, LLC, we can help you address any issues that may affect your license or your ability to practice nursing. With our understanding of the laws and regulations that affect nursing and our experience representing clients in cases involving the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency (PLA), we can guide you through investigations and disciplinary proceedings. We will advocate on your behalf to demonstrate that you have followed the correct practices, or we can provide mitigating evidence addressing complaints against you. We will work to ensure that you will be able to avoid public discipline whenever possible.

Helping RNs, APRNs, LPNs, and Other Nurses Address Discipline

The Indiana State Board of Nursing addresses licensing issues for nurses. It has the power to adopt rules and standards related to the practice of nursing, and in addition to issuing and renewing nursing licenses, it may investigate complaints about nurses and take disciplinary action when it believes that such action is necessary. The Board regulates multiple types of nursing licenses, including:

  • Registered Nurse (RN) licenses - RNs may perform a variety of services, including assessing patients' health conditions, deriving nursing diagnoses identifying needs that may be addressed by services provided by nurses, and providing multiple forms of care, including helping patients understand the steps they can take to prevent adverse health issues and maintain good health. Nurses may also assist with providing treatments prescribed by a doctor, chiropractor, dentist, optometrist, or podiatrist, and they may advocate for patients and ensure that they receive the proper care. RNs may face disciplinary action for a variety of issues, including claims that they have provided substandard care, certain types of criminal convictions, or accusations of sexual impropriety or other types of misconduct.
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) licenses - APRNs may include multiple types of nurses that provide services to patients based on additional education they have received. These nurses often have the ability to prescribe medications, and they may include nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, certified nurse midwives, or certified registered nurse anesthetists. In addition to other licensing issues that may affect registered nurses, APRNs may face discipline if they are accused of committing violations related to prescribing or administering controlled substances. APRNs who are accused of drug diversion or related violations may face the loss of their DEA controlled substance registration, or they could even face criminal charges.
  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) licenses - LPNs may provide care to patients that is delegated by RNs or APRNs. They may face disciplinary action if they act in ways that exceed the bounds of the duties they are allowed to perform.

Contact Our Indiana Registered Nurse License Discipline Attorney

If you are a nurse who is facing discipline that may affect your nursing license, our firm can help you understand your legal options. We will help you provide any required information to the Indiana State Board of Nursing, as well as evidence to explain the circumstances surrounding complaints or other disciplinary issues. We will help you determine the best ways to protect your license and ensure that you will be able to continue providing nursing services to patients. Contact us today at 463-219-2612 to schedule a complimentary consultation and get the legal help you need.

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