License Investigation Against Allegedly Impaired APRN Closed with a Finding of No Probable Cause

Posted on Firm News, Professional Licensure Investigations by Parker Eastin

The Firm successfully defended an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN/CRNA) against allegations that the APRN was impaired on the job, was diverting anesthesia drugs for the APRN’s own use, and was altering drug counts to cover up the diversion.

The Firm investigated the allegations at issue and prepared a rebuttal statement that highlighted evidence that demonstrated that the complainant was a disgruntled former colleague whose allegations were not credible; that the APRN was not actually impaired; and that the APRN had acted properly and had not violated the Florida Nurse Practice Act.  After consideration of the rebuttal statement prepared by the Firm, the Probable Cause Panel for the licensing board agreed and determined that probable cause did not exist and directed that the case against the APRN be closed by the Florida Department of Health with a finding of No Probable Cause.

The law firm of Nicholson & Eastin, LLP regularly represents physicians, chiropractors, physician assistants, nurses, and other medical practitioners before the Florida Department of Health and the professional licensing boards.  If you have received a notice of an investigation, or you are otherwise concerned about the possible existence of a licensure matter, please do not hesitate to contact us to evaluate your case.