Is Your South Carolina Nursing License in Jeopardy?
Strause Law Group (“SLG”) is comprised of experienced attorneys and staff who stand ready to protect and defend your nursing license before the South Carolina Board of Nursing (“SCBN”).
Randall Strause, the managing Partner of SLG, understands the importance of your nursing license and your ability to continue practicing in your chosen profession. Mr. Strause and our experienced legal team fully appreciate the gravity of licensure investigations and potential collateral impacts to your career and livelihood.
Our firm is not only able to zealously advocate for a nurse that has received a complaint from the SCBN, but also advise a nurse that may be anticipating one. Our attorneys do not shy away from challenging cases and have extensive experience representing nurses facing allegations of wrongdoing, including but not limited to:
- Allegations of alcohol and/or substance use or abuse
- Drug diversion
- Inappropriate prescribing
- Positive drug screen
- Impairment on duty
- Breaching the standard of care
- Breach of patient confidentiality
- Employment and personnel matters
- Negligent or willful acts in a manner inconsistent with the practice of
- Falsification of records/patient charting issues
- Patient abuse
- Criminal charges/convictions (misdemeanors, felonies and DUIs)
- License restoration
- Discipline in another jurisdiction
When a nurse receives a complaint, they are thrust into the realm of statutory and regulatory legal process, which can be confusing and at times, even overwhelming. Our firm will help the nurse navigate the investigative process and work with the nurse to position their case for the best possible result. No two cases are exactly the same, which is why our attorneys customize legal defenses and strategy for each client. We also have an extensive network of nursing and medical consultants and experts that we can call upon if the need arises.
South Carolina is a mandatory reporting state, which means an employer has a legal duty to report suspected misconduct to the SCBN, even if the issue does not involve patient care. Whether you are a Nurse Practitioner (NP), a registered nurse (RN), an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN), or a licensed practical nurse (LPN), we understand you have made a significant investment to earn your license and the privilege to practice nursing. Licensure complaints should be taken seriously regardless of the allegations because there are strict timeframes to respond to a complaint.
South Carolina is a part of the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC). The NLC permits nurses who are licensed in a Compact state such as South Carolina to practice nursing in a different Compact state even though they may not hold a license in that state. However, if a complaint is filed against a nurse during the graduate nurse’s temporary licensure period, the nurse may lose the privileges of the NLC. Whether a nurse practices in South Carolina only or multiple jurisdictions, a complaint can have far-reaching implications, which is why it is important to seek counsel from an experienced attorney that understands potential collateral consequences of licensure investigations and disciplinary action. Our firm helps nurses understand and weigh their options so that they can make educated decisions concerning their nursing license and career.
We are dedicated to helping you protect and preserve your ability to practice nursing. Contact our South Carolina nursing licensure defense attorneys online or call 843-936-4846 to schedule an initial consultation to discuss your case. With so much at stake, you should not have to face these inquiries alone.