Do I need to report to the board of nursing prior to my LVN license renewal, of a misdemeanor grand theft conviction ?
I am currently in pre-trial for a theft case regarding my previous employer ( I worked as a server in a restaurant ) . I just got a job as an LVN at a skilled nursing facility. I cannot express the amount of remorse I have for my past but that is besides the point. I know that upon renewal of my license next year I will have to report my conviction . But my question is , once I do get convicted , do I need to immediately report it to the board ? Or am I supposed to wait for when I renew my license. Also , if I do report it, will they immediately revoke my license and notify my employer ? Or will there be negotiating? So that I may continue practicing until I do get my license suspended .( and at that time I may leave my job honorably) I have not yet been convicted, but soon to be...
Administrative bodies can inquire into criminal proceedings even if you eventually do not end up being convicted, or plea bargain to a lesser charge. It is incumbent upon you to find administrative counsel that can represent you or work with a criminal defense attorney to ensure you are properly framing whatever is going on in your criminal matter before the administrative board gets a handle on it. Once the administrative board opens its own investigation, it may pursue its own hearing to determine whether you should be suspended or have your license revoked.