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Knowledge is power, and this blog is dedicated to providing the most updated information on Professional License Defense issues, concerns, and related topics.  It's the Lento Law Firm's goal for you to use the information on this site, including the profession-specific pages, to help you understand your rights, obligations, and the best course of action for your Professional License Defense case.

How to Communicate With Your Nursing Board

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Nov 30, 2022 | 0 Comments

Not every encounter with your state's Nursing Board will be the same. In some scenarios, the board may give you a slap on the wrist for violating the board's code of conduct, and in others, the board could put your entire career in jeopardy. When nurses are first faced with the decision of how t...

What Happens to Your Medical License after a DUI/DWI?

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Nov 18, 2022 | 0 Comments

It takes over a decade to get a medical degree and even longer to build a practice and reputation. Unfortunately, it takes only a momentary bad decision to get a DUI or DWI that might jeopardize your hard work. You could lose your medical license if you're charged with driving under the influence...

Can a Pending Court Case Get You Fired?

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Nov 11, 2022 | 0 Comments

Licensed professionals put huge resources into their careers. Whether you have a medical license, a law license, or maybe your license has something to do with child development services, you don't want to do anything that may jeopardize your job or your license once you have it. Unfortunately, ...

NJ Drug Testing Guidance Creates Confusion

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Oct 28, 2022 | 0 Comments

Recent workplace guidance released by New Jersey's state agency that oversees cannabis has many employers confused about disciplining employees who are high at work. The Cannabis Regulatory Commission issued the interim guidance while it continues to create more permanent regulations. Since canna...

Defending Against Accusations of Healthcare Fraud

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Oct 21, 2022 | 0 Comments

Learning you've been accused of committing fraud on a federal or state healthcare program can be shocking. Before you realize it, your reputation is irreparably damaged. Your livelihood is on the line. Your freedom may even be in jeopardy. Given how seriously the government takes claims of health...

Florida Doc Arrested for Selling Illegal Prescriptions

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Sep 30, 2022 | 0 Comments

A doctor in Florida is under house arrest for writing false prescriptions. Detectives launched an investigation this spring following reports that the physician was writing illegitimate promethazine codeine syrup and oxycodone prescriptions. She was caught after prescribing the drugs to undercove...

The Challenges of Fighting Health Misinformation

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Sep 23, 2022 | 0 Comments

The COVID-19 pandemic has been at the front of our collective minds for nearly three years. Amidst the lockdowns, regulations, and vaccine debates, health misinformation has grown tremendously. For better or for worse, doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals have sounded off online an...

The True Cost of Losing Your Nurse’s License

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Sep 15, 2022 | 0 Comments

If you're licensed as a nurse, you don't have to be told that your credentials are hard-won. You have spent years in study and practical application, and your nurse's license itself indicates that you are worthy of the public trust. It comes as little surprise, then, that having your license susp...

TN Doctor Suspended Twice for Unprofessional Conduct

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Sep 09, 2022 | 0 Comments

The Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners has suspended the license of a Jackson hematology and oncology doctor for the second time. The first suspension came in 2014 due to “unprofessional, dishonorable or unethical conduct” and “engaging in the practice of medicine when mentally or physically un...

Nurse Suspended for Breaching Confidentiality Rules

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Sep 01, 2022 | 0 Comments

A nurse in Kelowna, British Columbia has been suspended for accessing a patient's medical records. The British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) says the nurse admitted to “practice issues” – namely, accessing the medical records of a person to whom she had no work-related connectio...

UK Nurse Suspended for Stealing OTC Painkillers

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Aug 24, 2022 | 0 Comments

A nurse in England has been suspended for six months after stealing a box of paracetamol for her sick husband. The woman was working at Grimsby's Diana Princess of Wales Hospital in August 2018 when she visited the controlled drugs storage room while on leave and without permission. The Nursing a...

Nurse Suspended for Faking Vaccine Cards

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Aug 17, 2022 | 0 Comments

A Canadian nurse has agreed to a voluntary suspension after she was caught creating fake COVID-19 vaccination cards. The decision comes as part of a consent agreement between the nurse and the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives. “The registrant presented varied versions of events t...

Nurse Curse: The Perils of Bedside Posting

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Aug 10, 2022 | 0 Comments

A nurse is facing serious backlash after posting a video on social media of herself crying upon the loss of a patient. In the now-deleted TikTok video, the nurse leans against the wall, reminding herself to shake it off and keep going. Commenters quickly called out the creator for making an emoti...

The True Cost of Losing Your Medical License

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Jul 27, 2022 | 0 Comments

If you're a physician, it's a scary proposition even to think about the prospect of losing your license to practice. After all, you've invested many years and thousands of dollars into your education and training, not to mention the years you spent in your residency and treating patients. But the...

Attending Medical Conferences With A Suspended License

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Jul 06, 2022 | 0 Comments

So, your medical license has been suspended. The good news is that it hasn't been revoked. The bad news is that you need to keep up to date with an industry in which you cannot currently work. One of the questions attorneys are asked on a regular basis is whether a physician with a suspended medi...

Managing Professional License Discipline Stress

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Jun 29, 2022 | 0 Comments

Professionals don't generally think of the critical role and enormous value of their professional license until facing a license discipline threat. Then huge stress hits. That stress is fully understandable. Losing a professional license, or even suffering a brief license suspension or mere licen...


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