When Gov. Schwarzenegger promised “sweeping changes” he failed to appreciate the amount of time it will require to overhaul the Cal. State Board of Nursing disciplinary process. Delays and inefficiencies in the disciplinary process, that healthcare attorneys at Murphy Jones LLP have been dealing with increasingly, are now becoming more apparent to the state legislature and analysts waiting for reform.
Julie Fellmeth, Admin. Director of the Center for Public Interest law, said, “For some reason, [the State Board of Nursing staff] seem to feel their system is just fine, that it just needs a little tweaking around the edges here and there…There needs to be a significant blowing up of the system.”
As administrative law attorneys who routinely interact with State Boards in both California and Nevada, Murphy Jones LLP lawyers are eager to see reform of the California State Board of Nursing disciplinary process. With some disciplinary actions taking in excess of thirty-six (36) months to resolve, we hope to see the discipline process adhere to the anticipated eighteen (18) month resolution time-frame goal.
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