Under the current rules of the Arizona Board of Nursing, a health care professional facing an investigation or complaint may be subject to various types of disciplinary actions. These include probation, suspension, or revocation of their nursing license. In addition, the health care professional may have difficulty finding future employment or be terminated from their current position unless the investigation is dealt with proactively.
In order to maintain your professional reputation it is important to take action against any complaint. Once you receive notice of a complaint it is important to seek legal counsel as soon as possible to ensure the most accurate and effective response to the complaint.
The possible disciplinary actions the Arizona Board of Nursing can find include:
- Letter of Concern
- Decree of Censure
- Civil Penalty
- Administrative Penalty
- Consent Agreement including probation and possibly work restrictions
- Revocation or the Board can ask for a voluntary surrender in lieu of revocation
Robert Chelle, an attorney experienced with the Arizona Board of Nursing, can attempt to mitigate the discipline proposed by your investigator. If you are charged with a complaint with the Arizona Board of Nursing contact Mr. Chelle today before communicating with the Nursing Board