Nurse Guide

Responding to Allegations of Diversion of Narcotics, Medication & Supplies

Are you a nurse facing accusations of medication diversion?

If you are a nurse accused of diverting narcotics, other meds, or med supplies for personal use or distribution, you should know how seriously the Nevada State Board of Nursing treats these allegations. Such accusations threaten not just your professional license but also your reputation and career.

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Frequently Asked Questions

This could include not effectively communicating with the medical team, neglecting shared decision-making processes, or not participating in multidisciplinary care planning. NAC 632.890(24) describes it as follows: “Failing to collaborate with other members of a health care team as necessary to meet the health needs of a patient.”
Such allegations could lead to disciplinary actions including public reprimand, probation, suspension, or even revocation of your nursing license.
We provide legal counsel, representation in NSBN proceedings, and strategic support aimed at preserving your license and professional standing.
Reach out to us immediately. We’ll review your case, request additional information if necessary, evaluate the facts and evidence from all sides, defend your rights, and work to protect your license.
It’s not uncommon for nurses to be given the option of resigning or being terminated from their job if allegations of lack of collaboration are substantiated, especially if it leads to patient or near patient harm. If you have been terminated or resigned and are being reported to the Nevada State Board of Nursing, you need to act quickly. LV Nurse Attorney is ready to help you explore your options.
Allegations can impact future job prospects if they lead to public discipline. Also, certain jobs that require security clearances may no longer be available. Finally, depending upon the screening process, certain employers will not hire you. However, with the right legal support, you can navigate through some of these challenges.
It depends. We will explore you rights and responsibilities during the initial consultation, once we are in possession of all critical facts.
It’s important to get legal help as soon as possible and get legal advice, the sooner the better, because how you deal with the situation could be critical to your license and future employability. We will go over various issues, such as whether you work for a right to work employer, are covered by a collective bargaining agreement negotiated by a union, the nature of the allegations, and whether to go forward with hearings, interviews, etc. with your current employer. The NSBN will likely investigate the complaint, which could lead to disciplinary proceedings. We can discuss the likely outcomes with you.
Secure legal representation and explore all of the ways and means of legally protecting your license. We’ll help collect necessary evidence, advocate for you, and work to protect your license and career.
Regularly engage in professional development focused on communication and teamwork, build positive relationships with your medical team, and ensure you understand and comply with your employer’s policies.
Outcomes can range from the complaint being closed or dismissed, to public reprimand, probation, suspension, or license revocation–to name the most common outcomes.
The timeline can vary depending on the complaint’s nature and complexity. Legal representation is essential throughout this process; it usually takes anywhere from 3 to 12 months.
Yes, but time is of the essence, 30 days from the date of a final order. See NRS 233B.130(2)(d). It is considered a “judicial review” rather than an “appeal.” Contact LV Nurse Attorney to find out if you should appeal the decision–which depends on many factors.
Jay Jose
Jay Jose
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Thank you so much Mr craig for your assistance. You God send from above you help me thru this hard times with the state board of nursing. I can't do it without you thank you tyrin also for everything. Best lawyer in town
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Craig was a great attorney! Excellent staff who always listen to your concerns and needs. He was always honest and upfront about everything, which is rare when dealing with most attorneys. Also, Tyrin is one of the best paralegals in town, and I truly mean that. Craig is super lucky to have her, which is why they both make such a great team! Highly recommend them to anyone!
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