Protecting Your Professional License
State Administrative Licensing Boards (Investigations/Discipline/Applications)
Medicare & Medicaid Provider Issues
Facility Privilege Matters
Specialty Board Disclosures & Certification Defense
Law Offices of Lyn E. Beggs
The Law Offices of Lyn E. Beggs, PLLC offers experienced representation to clients in professional licensing and administrative matters in addition to general health care representation. Located in Reno, Nevada, and providing services throughout the State, Ms. Beggs strives to ensure that the individual needs of each client is met.
In Nevada many professions are governed by state laws requiring an individual obtain a license issued by a state professional licensing board before engaging in their profession. Often the license holder must also obtain additional certificates or registrations to properly practice in their field. The denial or revocation of such a license or other required certificate/registration can result in an individual being prohibited or restricted in their chosen career. Legal assistance is often needed to respond to licensing board investigations, defend against disciplinary matters, or simply obtaining a license under certain circumstances. When such assistance is required, it is crucial to retain counsel that has the right experience and knowledge to best assist the licensee or applicant.
With extensive experience in both the private and public sectors, Ms. Beggs offers a wide range of legal assistance to clients in professional licensing/administrative actions, health care and general legal matters. Ms. Beggs works closely with her clients to assist them to meet their unique legal needs.
Initial Q & A
The Importance of Proper Nursing Documentation
Nurses are under tremendous stress under normal circumstances and during the pandemic that stress has only increased. While the demands placed on nursing staffs have increased, it is critical for nurses to ensure that the accuracy and timeliness of completing charting duties does not decrease.
Proper documentation is a critical part of a nurse’s duties and in Nevada a nurse has certain legal obligations related to the creation of a chart record. For instance, the failure to properly document the administration or wastage of a controlled substance may subject a Nevada licensed nurse to potential disciplinary action. The same is true if a nurse’s charting is inaccurate or a record is altered. Chart documentation is not simply a requirement of a nurse’s duties but can also be a proactive way to defend against potential complaints about inappropriate conduct or care raised by an employer, a potential Nevada State Board of Nursing complaint or in a civil malpractice matter. In essence, if it is not in the record, it didn’t happen, regardless of whether that truly is the case. Our FAQ Page has a few quick pointers to keep in mind regarding documentation.
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