Fraudulent Nursing Diplomas

Fraudulent Nursing Diplomas by Lauren A. Leikam

We are seeing an increased number of cases where nurses are receiving complaints from the Florida Department of Health accusing them of obtaining a fraudulent nursing diploma, and/or obtaining a license by fraud or misrepresentation. These complaints stem from the Department of Health & Human Services’ Operation Nightingale where action was taken against several Florida […]

I Got Arrested For DUI- What Happens to My Professional Medical License?

What happens to my professional medical license when I get arrested for a DUI

In Florida, you can be arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) if you operate a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs, or with a blood alcohol level of .08% If you have been arrested and charged with DUI one of the first things you’ll want to do is contact a criminal attorney to […]

The Professionals Resource Network and the Intervention Project for Nurses

The Professionals Resource Network and the Intervention Project for Nurses - Lauren A. Leikam, PLLC - Tampa FL

The Professionals Resource Network (PRN) and the Intervention Project for Nurses (IPN) are the two impaired practitioner programs that serve as consultants to the Florida Department of Health (DOH). Their purpose is to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public from health care practitioners who are impaired by substance abuse or psychiatric conditions. […]

APRNs and the Nurse Licensure Compact

APRNs and the Nurse Licensure Compact - Lauren A. Leikam, PLLC - Tampa FL

The Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) is an agreement which allows a nurse licensed to practice in one state the privilege to practice in another compact state without having to apply for licensure in that state. The NLC increases access to care while maintaining public protection at the state level. Currently, there are 39 states that […]

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