The threat of suspension of your Louisiana nursing license or LPN license is a very serious matter that can have devastating consequences on your career. For years, Mr. Barkemeyer has defended clients with nursing licenses and LPN licenses that were threatened with suspension. He provides representation at all levels of the disciplinary process of the Louisiana Board of Nursing and Louisiana Board of Practical Nurse Examiners.
Mr. Barkemeyer can also assist with the criminal charge in criminal court if one exists. He understands the connection between the criminal case and the nursing license case. Instead of hiring two lawyers, one for each case, Mr. Barkemeyer can represent you for both.
There are many complaints that can be filed by a provider, patient, employer, employee, or anyone else that may trigger an investigation which may lead to the suspension or revocation of a nursing license. The Louisiana law provides in Title 37:921 of the Revised Statutes that the following are grounds disciplinary proceedings:
(1) Is guilty of selling or attempting to sell, falsely obtaining, or furnishing any nursing diploma or license to practice as a registered nurse.
(2) Is convicted of a crime or offense which reflects the inability of the nurse to practice nursing with due regard for the health and safety of clients or patients or enters a plea of guilty or nolo contendere to a criminal charge regardless of final disposition of the criminal proceeding, including, but not limited to, expungement or nonadjudication.
(3) Is unfit or incompetent by reason of negligence, habit, or other cause.
(4) Has demonstrated actual or potential inability to practice nursing with reasonable skill and safety to individuals because of use of alcohol or drugs; or has demonstrated inability to practice nursing with reasonable skill and safety to individuals because of illness or as a result of any mental or physical condition.
(5) Is guilty of aiding or abetting anyone in the violation of any provisions of this Part.
(6) Is mentally incompetent.
(7) Has had a license to practice nursing or to practice as another healthcare provider denied, revoked, suspended, or otherwise restricted.
(8) Is guilty of moral turpitude.
(9) Has violated any provision of this Part.
Nurse defense lawyers can start helping by obtaining all the relevant information concerning the complaint and defense. The attorney can work with the prosecuting attorney with the Board in furtherance of a resolution based on the facts and circumstances of your case. Sometimes, if substance abuse is an issue that led to the complaint, treatment may lead to the reinstatement of the license through the Recovering Nurse Program. Also, in the event of criminal prosecution, the criminal case and license may sometimes be negotiated simultaneously. Mr. Barkemeyer is experienced in negotiating resolutions for clients involving multiple agencies.
Contact Louisiana nurse license lawyer, Carl Barkemeyer, in Baton Rouge at (225) 964-6720 to discuss possible representation.