31
Jan

Discipline Actions Against Florida Nurses

The following information was obtained from the Official Internet Site of the Florida Legislature, “The 2012 Florida Statutes.”  This is a listing of the Statutes from the State of Florida regarding the discipline of nurses. “464.018 Disciplinary actions.— (1) The following acts constitute grounds for denial of a license or disciplinary action, as specified in s.456.072(2): (a) Procuring, […]

6
Dec

Florida Licensed Professionals MUST Report Crimes

The following information was found on Florida’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s website under “important information:” Reporting Requirement for Criminal Convictions “As of October 1, 2009, Section 455.227(1)(t), Florida Statutes requires all professional licensees to report to the department within 30 days of being convicted or found guilty of, or having plead nolo contendere […]

10
Sep

Florida Nurses and Reporting Criminal History

THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS APPEARED ON THE FLORIDA BOARD OF HEALTH’S WEBSITE .  WE ADVISE ALL POTENTIAL APPLICANTS TO VISIT THE DOH WEBSITE AS IT IS CONTINUALLY UPDATED. Question: What crimes or license discipline must be reported on the (Florida nursing) application?   Answer: All convictions, guilty pleas and nolo contendere pleas must be reported, except […]

26
Jan

Florida’s Intervention Project for Nurses (IPN)

The following information appears on Florida’s Department of Health website: Intervention Project for Nurses (IPN) was established in 1984 through legislative action to ensure public health and safety through a program that provides close monitoring of nurses who are unsafe to practice due to impairment as a result of misuse or abuse of alcohol or […]

28
Oct

Florida Nurses and Reporting DWIs/DUIs and Other Crimes on Applications

  Q:         What crimes or license discipline must be reported on the application(for Florida Nurses)?   A: Except for minor traffic violations not related to the use of drugs or alcohol, all convictions, guilty pleas and nolo contendere pleas must be reported, even if adjudication is withheld,. This includes misdemeanors, felonies, “driving while intoxicated […]