Vocational Nurses & Psychiatric Technicians License Defense Attorneys in California

At Century Law Group, LLP, our California defense attorneys represent clients who are facing accusations or investigations by the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technician.

If you have been confronted with the possibility of being placed on probation, or if your license is in jeopardy of being suspended or revoked, you do not have to face these allegations or the Board alone.

Contact our skilled vocational nurses and psychiatric technicians license defense lawyers in California today to learn more about your rights and options to pursue the best legal solution for your unique circumstances.

What are the Most Common Complaints Reviewed by the California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians?

The Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technician, or BVNPT, ensures that only qualified persons are licensed vocational nurses and psychiatric technicians by enforcing education requirements and standards of practice to protect consumers’ rights.

The BVNPT enforces the same disciplinary actions and sanctions as the California Board of Registered Nursing for complaints involving:

  • Alleged mental illness, physical illness, or chemical dependency compromising the ability to perform their duties safely.
  • Criminal conviction and history deemed “substantially related” to qualifications of a nurse.
  • Gross negligence or professional incompetence.
  • Purposefully and/or recklessly causing physical or emotional harm to a client.
  • Standards of care issues.
  • Unprofessional conduct.

If you have received notice of a complaint or are worried that a recent arrest or criminal conviction will jeopardize your vocational nurse or psychiatric technician license in California, contact our skilled defense lawyers today to learn more about your legal rights and options to minimize the risks associated with the complaint.

How Do the California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians Discipline Proceedings Work?

Per the Business and Professions Code, the Board of Vocational Nurses and Psychiatric Technicians must follow the Complaint Prioritization and Referral Guidelines.

The guidelines separate complaints into categories to help determine who conducts the investigation. All category one and two complaints, which are the most difficult and egregious cases, are sent to the Department of Consumer Affairs Division of Investigations.

The BVNPT retains all other cases and conducts the investigations using the following methods:

  • The complaint is received and assigned to the appropriate investigator, based on its severity/category.
  • The complaint is fully investigated.
  • If it is determined there is no jurisdiction, insufficient evidence, or no violation, the investigation will be closed.
  • If the investigation determines there is no need for formal discipline, the BVNPT may notify the Vocational Nurse or Psychiatric Technician of a citation or fine, letter of reprimand, cease and desist order, notice of warning, violation letter, or letter of admonishment.

If the case is referred to the District Attorney’s office, and a formal Accusation is filed against the Vocational Nurse or Psychiatric Technician, the result could be:

  • License suspension, revocation, or surrender
  • Probation
  • Dismissal

If you have been notified about a complaint filed with the BVNPT, contact our skilled Vocational Nurses and Psychiatric Technicians license defense attorneys today to ensure your rights are protected throughout the investigation process.

Contact Our Skilled Professional Licensing Defense Attorneys at Century Law Group

Contact our experienced contact our dedicated Vocational Nurses and Psychiatric Technicians license defense attorneys in California today at (310) 642-6900 or online to learn more about the legal solutions that are available for your unique circumstances.

We provide free consultations and a straightforward approach to helping you put your legal trouble behind you quickly and effectively, so you can move forward with confidence.

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