Washington Suspends DC Nursing Licenses
State licensing officials nationwide have been investigating the educational credentials of nurses involved in the FBI's Operation Nightingale nursing school fraud scandal. Washington, DC licensing officials, though, are taking the next step to summarily suspend the licenses of nurses alleged by a defendant school official to have received fraudulent credentials. DC nurses are receiving summary suspension orders from DC's Health Regulation and Licensing Administration.
Representation for DC License Defense Hearings
Just because a school official whom the FBI has charged with federal fraud crimes is implicating others, including some nursing students, doesn't mean those students hold fraudulent credentials. You have the right to defend your Washington, DC, nursing license. Immediately retain the Lento Law Firm's Professional License Defense Team to invoke your appeal and hearing rights before the Washington, DC, nursing board. Call 888.535.3686 or go online now to address your emergency nursing license issues.
DC Acknowledges Legitimate Nursing Credentials
Washington, D.C.'s Health Regulation and Licensing Administration published a public notice disclosing its investigation into nursing credentials from the involved and now-closed Florida nursing schools. But that public notice expressly acknowledges that the involved schools operated legitimately at least some of the time. Indeed, Washington's public notice acknowledges that the involved Florida nursing schools provided at least some graduates with authentic credentials. Just because you hold credentials from one of those nursing schools doesn't mean that your credentials are fraudulent.
Washington Nurses Need to Invoke Emergency Appeals
You must act immediately, though, if you are to save your Washington, D.C., nursing license. The DC Licensing Administration's private notices immediately suspend the involved nurses' license. Those nurses immediately lose the right and privilege to practice nursing in DC. The emergency notices give nurses only seventy-two hours to appeal the license suspension. If you don't act within that brief time, you may lose your Washington nursing license without any hearing.
Washington, D.C. Nurses Prepare for Emergency Hearings
Nurses who timely invoke an appeal of their license suspension have almost no time to prepare for the appeal hearing. The notices of summary license suspension state that the Licensing Administration will hold the appeal hearing within seventy-two hours. Thus, the notices permit an involved nurse only seventy-two hours to prepare for the hearing, almost no time to gather the evidence a nurse would need to prove the legitimacy of school credentials.
Washington, DC, Nurses, Need Hearing Representation
According to the DC Licensing Administration's notices to the involved nurses, the DC attorney general will represent the DC Board of Nursing at the appeal hearings. If you are to present your evidence and challenge the Board's allegations effectively, then you will need skilled and experienced professional license defense counsel to help you prepare for and conduct your DC nursing license hearing.
Retain Premier DC License Representation Now
The Lento Law Firm's premier Professional License Defense Team and national license defense attorney Joseph D. Lento are available to represent you before Washington, DC, Health Regulation and Licensing Administration in your emergency licensing hearing. But time is of the essence. You must act within hours to preserve your appeal and hearing rights. Get the skilled and experienced representation you need to address your professional licensing issues. Call 888.535.3686 or go online now.