How Can We Help Protect Your Louisiana Nursing License

Ways A New Orleans Nursing Defense Attorney Can Help! Nursing Board Complaint Are you worried someone might file a nursing board complaint against you? It is important to remember that anyone can file a complaint against you with the board of nursing, including a patient, co-worker, insurance company, family member, ex-spouse, etc... Once a complaint is filed and an investigation is opened, you have a very limited time to respond. Our nursing license defense attorney counsels nurses on ways to be proactive before the disciplinary process even begins by gathering and preserving evidence and making notations of all significant facts. [...]

Louisiana Social Work Disciplinary Law

Social Worker Disciplinary Actions and Hearing Procedures The law regarding disciplinary actions for social workers in Louisiana is located at La. R.S. 37:2717. The statute is part of the Louisiana Social Work Practice Act and states in pertinent part: Reasons for Disciplinary Action The Louisiana Board of Social Work Examiners shall have the power to deny, revoke, or suspend any license, certificate, or registration issued by the board for any of the following causes: (1) Conviction of a felony. (2) Substance abuse. (3) Obtaining or attempting to obtain a license, certificate, or registration by fraud or deception. (4) Willfully [...]

Louisiana Psychologist Disciplinary Laws

Denial, Revocation or Suspension of Louisiana Psychologist License The Louisiana statute regarding disciplining a licensed psychologist may be found at La. R.S. 37:2359.  This law states in pertinent part the following: A psychologist and anyone under the supervision of a psychologist shall conduct their activities in conformity with ethical and professional standards promulgated by the board under its current rules and regulations. The board shall have the power and duty to suspend, place on probation, require remediation for a specified time, revoke any license to practice psychology, any provisional license to practice psychology, or any license to practice as a [...]

Louisiana Psychologist Licensing Law

Applying for a Psychologist License In Louisiana Laws The statute pertaining to the licensing of Psychologists in Louisiana may be found at La. R.S. 37:2356. This statute states in pertinent part: The board shall issue a license as a psychologist to each applicant who files an application upon a form and in such a manner as the board prescribes, accompanied by such fee as required by law, and who furnishes evidence to that board of the following: (1) Is at least 21 years of age. (2) Is of good moral character. (3) Is a citizen of the United States [...]

NCSBN Raises Passing Standard for NCLEX-PN Examination

New Passing Score for Louisiana Practical Nurses in 2020 Today the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) announced that it has raised the passing standard for the NCLEX-PN Examination (National Council Licensure Examination for Licensed Practical Nurses).  The new passing standard is -0.18 logits, 0.03 logits higher than the current standard of -0.21 logits. The new passing standard will take effect for Louisiana Licensed Practical Nurses on April 1, 2020. Why did the NCSBN change the passing standard? According to the NCSBN, it is necessary to periodically re-evaluate the appropriateness of the passing standards for both the NCLEX-RN [...]

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