29
May

Florida Board of Accountancy Complaints

Are you a licensed Florida Certified Public Accountant who has received a complaint? On the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s (DBPR) website they say that the professions and businesses regulated by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation and the disciplinary action that may be taken is administrative in nature.  These actions […]

2
May

Effects of a Disciplinary Action for Florida Nurses

It is important for someone who holds a professional license to be aware of the effects of a disciplinary action by a licensing board beyond the sanction that was agreed to or imposed on them. At times, the order can have far reaching consequences which could cause additional problems to the licensee.  Remember, you license […]

19
Dec

Does New Legislation Affect Pharmacists?

When Florida’s 2016 legislative session gave the authority to advanced registered nurse practitioners (ARNPs) and physician assistants (PAs) to prescribe controlled substances, how does this now affect the licensed Florida pharmacists? As always, Soreide Law Group reminds all Florida licensed professionals to check with the proper authorities for the new and changing laws. After ARNPs […]

6
Sep

Protect Your Florida Nursing License

Most nurses only think about the Florida Board of Nursing when they are obtaining their license or when they are renewing their Florida nursing licenses. Most nurses rarely think about lawsuits that can affect their ability to practice nursing. Few nurses expect to give up their ability to earn money as a nurse because the […]

11
Feb

Florida Physician’s License in Jeopardy Over Accusations

A 49 year-old Central Florida physician, a certified pain specialist, has been accused of molesting six women patients while injecting pain medicine into their spine. He will appear before the Florida Board of Medicine to determine whether or not he will lose his license. The physician has denied, during the formal hearing, that he molested […]

10
Oct

The Florida Board of Medicine Fines and Reprimands Miami Psychiatrist For Over-Prescribing

On October 4th., 2013, the Florida Board of Medicine reprimanded and fined a Miami psychiatrist $15,000, four years after becoming a symbol of over-prescribing medications. Also, the agreement called for him to be evaluated for mental and behavioral fitness, for his medical practice to be assessed for risks, and for him to reimburse the state more […]

17
Sep

Tampa Physician Gives Up License

A Tampa pain specialist recently voluntarily relinquished his license rather than fight the charge of inappropriate prescribing. This Tampa doctor faced a Florida Department of Health complaint filed last year that said he over-prescribed several types of painkillers to a patient. This same patient was sent to prison after being convicted of robbing pharmacies. When […]

22
Aug

PCAOB Calling for Additional Care in Audits of Brokers/Dealers

On the Journal of Accountancy’s website,  Ken Tysiac writes that the PCAOB is urging auditors of broker/dealers to conduct audits with due professional care and skepticism after PCAOB inspectors identified deficiencies in 57 of the 60 audits of broker-dealers reviewed during the final 10 months of 2012. The independent findings were identified in about 8% […]

15
Aug

Reporting Disciplinary Actions on Nursing Applications in Florida

  The following information was obtained from the website of The Florida Board of Nursing, Nursing Endorsement  Application Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN): Frequently Asked Questions about Discipline History The Florida Board of Nursing receives numerous questions from applicants regarding discipline. The following are the most frequently asked questions: Question: What disciplinary action […]

14
Aug

Controlled Substance Prescriber Registration in the State of Florida

The following appears on Florida Department of Health’s Website: Effective January 1, 2012 in accordance with s. 456.44(2), Florida Statutes, an allopathic physician licensed under chapter  458, an osteopathic physician licensed under chapter 459,  a podiatric physician licensed under chapter  461 or a dentist licensed under chapter 466 who prescribes any controlled  substance, listed in […]