A client facing a nursing license suspension for alleged substance abuse was recently cleared to return to work after Kenny, Burns & McGill got involved.
Substance abuse is a devastating and growing issue, and no group of people is immune to it. Licensed professionals such as nurses, lawyers, and doctors frequently lead high stress lives due largely to their intense careers, and trying to deal with this pressure sometimes leads to unfortunate situations.
The consequences of substance abuse for these individuals can be much more severe than for the average person; attaining a professional license takes years of dedicated hard work and study, but that license can be revoked at any time if professional misconduct is discovered.
A nursing license suspension, for example, means that a nurse will be unable to return to that work for a length of time ranging from several years to forever, deeply damaging a person’s aspirations and livelihood.
A Pennsylvania registered nurse (RN) recently found herself facing a nursing license suspension. Fortunately for her, when the time came to answer to her professional board, she hired the legal team at Kenny, Burns & McGill to help her out. Attorney Thomas Kenny immediately contacted the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of State Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs Professional Health Monitoring Programs to find the best way for his client to proceed.
Attorney Kenny then successfully helped his client apply for a Voluntary Recovery Program, or VRP, and he was there for his client every step of the way to guide her through the complicated bureaucratic procedures.
We were recently notified that our client successfully completed her VRP and can continue her medical career! This wonderful result means that the heartbreak of a nursing license suspension was avoided, and this client will be able to get back to doing what she loves: caring for her patients.