North Carolina Nurse Practitioner License Defense Lawyer
North State Law helps North Carolina Nurse Practitioners Protect Their Approval to Practice When They Have Received a Complaint, Facing Investigation or Facing Disciplinary Action.
When a North Carolina Nurse Practitioner faces an investigation stemming from a complaint, it can be very stressful. Everything the nurse practitioner has worked for is in jeopardy, including their livelihood and providing for their family.
If you are a North Carolina Nurse Practitioner and you’re facing revocation or suspension of your Approval to Practice, you have the right to have legal counsel in your corner.
You have worked too hard and too long to face this alone.
North State Law Managing Partner, Nick Dowgul, is experienced in representing North Carolina Nurse Practitioners in front of the joint committee of the North Carolina Nursing Board and Board of Medicine.
In addition to representation, Nick has authored “Is Your License to Practice As A Nurse or Nurse Practitioner in Danger?”
The guide, which you can download free, provides valuable information for North Carolina Nurse Practitioners concerned about professional licensing issues.
What North Carolina Board regulates North Carolina Nurse Practitioners?
North Carolina Nurse Practitioners are regulated by the North Carolina Board of Nursing and the North Carolina Medical Board.
These two boards have created a Nurse Practitioner Joint Subcommittee with members from each state board.
If a hearing is recommended by this subcommittee after an investigation has taken place, they will advise if the matter should be heard by the NC Board of Nursing or the NC Medical Board.
How can a North Carolina Nurse Practitioner License Defense Lawyer help me?
As stated above, when a Nurse Practitioner is facing an investigation from the joint committee of the North Carolina Nursing Board and Board of Medicine, they have the right to legal counsel on their side.
As with any administrative process, it can confuse those who are not well-versed in the deadlines, procedures, and protocols needed to be satisfied to stay within compliance. Without having someone on your side who knows the process, you run the risk of destroying your defense before it can even get started.
Additionally, a hearing in front of the joint committee may present more problems because you are unprepared for what you’re about to face.
Hiring an experienced North Carolina Nurse Practitioner License Defense Lawyer allows you access to someone who not only knows the process but has operated within it.
It also gives you someone on your side who will take the time and prepare you for any questions that may come your way in a hearing.
Bottom line, if your Approval to Practice is in jeopardy, hiring experienced legal counsel gives you someone on your team in your corner who is fighting to help you protect your career.
When you’re fighting for your livelihood, you don’t want to fight alone.
At what point should I hire an attorney to represent me and help protect my Approval to Practice?
Generally speaking, it is best to hire an attorney as quickly as possible.
We hit the ground running at North State Law when we are hired to help protect a Nurse Practitioners license before the joint committee.
Being hired early in the process allows us time to investigate and build a defense to help protect your Approval to Practice. We’re able to take a more in-depth view of the allegations and use our experience to help you better.
Additionally, if you’re facing a hearing, being brought in early in the process allows us to better prepare you for any questions you may encounter on the day of the hearing.
What are some common reasons North Carolina Nurse Practitioners receive disciplinary action by the North Carolina Nursing Board?
There are many reasons the North Carolina Nursing Board and Board of Medicine may launch an investigation. The following reasons are the ones we have witnessed most frequently at North State Law:
Lack of Protecting Patient Privacy
Diversion of Drugs for personal use, sale or distribution
Failure of Drug Test
Felony Arrest or Conviction
Patient Abuse / Neglect
Inappropriate Patient Relationship
What should I do if I feel like my Approval to Practice is in jeopardy, or I have been notified of a complaint or investigation?
It is vital that you speak with an experienced North Carolina Nurse Practitioner License Defense Lawyer as soon as you’re able.
There is no doubt that you have a lot of questions about your situation. After the notice, you may have spent a lot of time online looking up answers to your questions or conversing with friends in the industry.
While there is nothing wrong with either of these actions, sharing your specific situation with an experienced attorney will allow them to let you know what is coming next.
Speaking with someone who has helped others through the process in the state where you currently hold your Approval to Practice will offer peace of mind. If you’re facing revocation or suspension of your Approval to Practice, peace of mind and honest answers to all of your questions is essential right now.
Contact North State Law
If you have received a complaint, are facing investigation, or disciplinary action from the joint committee of North Carolina Nursing Board and Board of Medicine in North Carolina, contact Nick Dowgul of North State Law to discuss your situation.
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Board Information for North Carolina Nurse Practitioners
As mentioned earlier on this page, North Carolina Nurse Practitioners are regulated by the North Carolina Board of Nursing and the North Carolina Medical Board.
These two entities have combined to form the North Carolina Nurse Practitioner Joint Subcommittee. This subcommittee serves under the North Carolina Medical Board’s Advanced Practice Providers and Allied Health Committee (APPAHC). The APPAHC reviews matters involving those who are regulated, directly or indirectly, by the North Carolina Medical Board.
Listed below is information about both state boards that regulate Nurse Practitioners in North Carolina.
North Carolina Medical Board
3127 Smoketree Court
Raleigh, NC 27604
PO Box 20007
Raleigh, NC 27619
North Carolina Board of Nursing
4516 Lake Boone Trail
Raleigh, NC 27607
PO Box 2129
Raleigh, NC 27602