DC Nurses Take Emergency Appeals Fighting for Their Licenses in Florida Fraud Scandal

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Mar 17, 2023 | 0 Comments

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.

About the Author

Joseph D. Lento

"I pride myself on having heart and driving hard to get results!" Attorney Joseph D. Lento has unparalleled experience fighting for the futures of his professional clients nationwide. With unparalleled experience occupying several roles in the justice system outside of being an attorney, Joseph D. Lento can give you valuable behind-the-scenes insight as to what is happening during all phases of the legal process. In the courtroom and in life, attorney Joseph D. Lento stands up when the bell rings!


There are no comments for this post. Be the first and Add your Comment below.

Leave a Comment


Attorney Joseph D. Lento and the Lento Law Firm are committed to answering your questions about Physician License Defense, Nursing License Defense, Pharmacist License Defense, Psychologist and Psychiatrist License Defense, Dental License Defense, Chiropractic License Defense, Real Estate License Defense, Professional Counseling License Defense, and Other Professional Licenses law issues nationwide.
The Lento Law Firm will gladly discuss your case with you at your convenience. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

This website was created only for general information purposes. It is not intended to be construed as legal advice for any situation. Only a direct consultation with a licensed Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York attorney can provide you with formal legal counsel based on the unique details surrounding your situation. The pages on this website may contain links and contact information for third party organizations - the Lento Law Firm does not necessarily endorse these organizations nor the materials contained on their website. In Pennsylvania, Attorney Joseph D. Lento represents clients throughout Pennsylvania's 67 counties, including, but not limited to Philadelphia, Allegheny, Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Chester, Dauphin, Delaware, Lancaster, Lehigh, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, Schuylkill, and York County. In New Jersey, attorney Joseph D. Lento represents clients throughout New Jersey's 21 counties: Atlantic, Bergen, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Essex, Gloucester, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Salem, Somerset, Sussex, Union, and Warren County, In New York, Attorney Joseph D. Lento represents clients throughout New York's 62 counties. Outside of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York, unless attorney Joseph D. Lento is admitted pro hac vice if needed, his assistance may not constitute legal advice or the practice of law. The decision to hire an attorney in Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania counties, New Jersey, New York, or nationwide should not be made solely on the strength of an advertisement. We invite you to contact the Lento Law Firm directly to inquire about our specific qualifications and experience. Communicating with the Lento Law Firm by email, phone, or fax does not create an attorney-client relationship. The Lento Law Firm will serve as your official legal counsel upon a formal agreement from both parties. Any information sent to the Lento Law Firm before an attorney-client relationship is made is done on a non-confidential basis.