Maryland Board of Nursing Summons
The Florida nursing school scandal is threatening the licenses of Maryland nurses. Maryland's Board of Nursing is now issuing summonses to nurses with suspect credentials from six Florida nursing schools closed in the wake of the FBI's Operation Nightingale. Those summonses demand that the nurses appear before Maryland Board of Nursing officials to defend their nursing school credentials or face contempt charges and license discipline:
FOR FAILURE TO OBEY THIS SUMMONS, on petition of the Board, a court of competent jurisdiction may compel compliance with the subpoena and hold you in contempt of court…. Further, you may be subject to disciplinary action by the Board for failure to cooperate with a lawful investigation conducted by the Board….
Maryland Board of Nursing Representation
If you have received a Maryland Board of Nursing summons to defend your nursing education, or expect to do so imminently, retain the Lento Law Firm's premier Professional License Defense Team and national license defense attorney Joseph D. Lento. Skilled and experienced representation is your key to your best outcome to Maryland Board of Nursing professional licensing issues. Call 888.535.3686 or go online now.
The Florida Nursing School Scandal
Operation Nightingale's federal criminal fraud charges filed in early 2023 allege that officials from these now-closed Florida nursing schools sold fraudulent credentials: MedLife Institute West Palm Beach, Palm Beach School of Nursing, Sacred Heart International Institute, Siena College, and Quisqueya School of Nursing and Health Care Academy. Thousands of nurses nationwide now face having to prove the legitimacy of their credentials from these schools.
Maryland Board of Nursing Procedure
You have the due process right to retain a skilled and experienced attorney to represent you at your upcoming Maryland Board of Nursing licensing hearing. Maryland Code Health Occupations Section 8-317 states in pertinent part:
Right to hearing
(a) [B]efore the Board takes any action … it shall give the person against whom the action is contemplated an opportunity for a hearing before the Board.
Application of Administrative Procedure Act
(b) The Board shall give notice and hold the hearing in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act.
(c) The hearing notice to be given to the person shall be sent by certified mail, return receipt requested, to the last known address of the person at least 30 days before the hearing.
(d) The person may be represented at the hearing by counsel.
Maryland Board of Nursing Advocacy
Operation Nightingale alleges the purchase of fake transcripts and degrees from the involved Florida nursing schools. To overcome those allegations, your retained professional license defense attorney may help you identify, collect, organize, and present evidence that you did not falsify clinical hours or commit other academic fraud while attending one of those schools. Your retained attorney can communicate with Maryland Board of Nursing officials, invoke the state's Administrative Procedure Act, appear before the Board to cross-examine its witnesses, present your own testimony, witnesses, and evidence, and otherwise negotiate, advocate, and appeal for relief on your behalf.
Premier Maryland Nursing Board License Defense
The Lento Law Firm's Professional License Defense Team and national license defense attorney Joseph D. Lento are available in Maryland to help you achieve your best possible outcome to your professional licensing issues. Call 888.535.3686 or go online now.
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