CNA Nursing Board License Defense Attorney in Kansas and Missouri.

We Fight to Protect Your Nursing License in Kansas & Missouri.

As a certified nursing assistant, you help people in their time of need. When your career is on the line, you need an experienced defense attorney to protect your ability to work. If you are being investigated by a Missouri or Kansas State Board of Nursing, you need to speak to our CNA defense attorney at Sanger Law Office. We know that your nursing career is your livelihood. We represent CNAs throughout Kansas and Missouri who are under investigation for disciplinary matters.

Anyone is able to file a complaint against a CNA, including employers, patients, hospitals, co-workers, and even family members. These investigations examine a wide variety of matters, such as:

  • Falsities in the license application process,
  • Past conduct affecting your right to obtain a license,
  • Standard of care violations,
  • Medication errors,
  • Failure to comply with CE requirements,
  • Fraud, theft, or deception,
  • Abuse of patients, 
  • Unsafe medical methods,
  • Commission of criminal offenses, 
  • Inappropriate relationships with patients, 
  • Malpractice lawsuits and judgments,
  • Impairment affecting your ability to practice, such as drug or alcohol use,
  • Sexual misconduct, and
  • all other actionable offenses. 

In most cases, your first clue that an investigation has been with be the receipt of a letter informing you that an agency is considering taking adverse action against you. This agency might be the state Nursing Board, and the letter will inform you that you are the subject of an investigation or a complaint. The letter may also state the Board’s proposed course of action. Investigations will then begin an investigation, which can last several months.  

Always take notice of a complaint from the Board seriously as any adverse action lodged by the Nursing Board will seriously impact your ability to work as a CNA. The State Nursing Boards have the authority to revoke, deny, suspend, censure, or limit your license or ability to work as a CNA. There are hefty legal fines that may be levied against the defendant.

After receiving the investigation letter, the first step is to contact our Nursing Board license defense attorney at Sanger Law Office. It is important that you contact our office before you respond to requests for documents and before attending any interviews. All statements that you make during the investigatory process will likely negatively impact your case. Any evidence discovered during an investigation could turn an early dismissal of the complaint into a lengthy hearing process.

Depending on the facts of the case, you may be given the option of seeking informal resolution of the complaint. An informal resolution is an educational remedy. Along with your legal representative, you can pursue an agreement to resolve the charges. In an informal resolution, you could receive permission to remedy the issue by attending continuing education, entering into regular drug and alcohol testing, or being placed on probation. Your defense attorney will play an essential role in helping you present favorable evidence throughout the investigations. This can help persuade your acceptance into an informal resolution.

More severe charges will likely be subject to formal discipline. If a complaint is referred for an administrative hearing, you and your attorney must request a hearing to counter any action taken against you. An administrative hearing is similar to a trial. The hearing is recorded and includes submitting evidence by each party. You could face serious disciplinary action against your nursing license if a violation is found at the administrative hearing. Moreover, not having a hearing will almost guarantee severe actions will be taken against you. 

Defend Your Nursing Career!

If your CNA job is at risk, contact our Kansas and Missouri Nursing Defense Attorneys at Sanger Law Office. Our firm is led by Attorney Danielle R. Sanger. Ms. Sanger has devoted her law practice to protecting nurses and other professionals in administrative proceedings brought by state and federal regulatory agencies. With the assistance of the Sanger Law Office, you can rest assured that your nursing career and future are in the best of hands. We will fight to see that you obtain the best outcome possible given the facts of your case. Call the Sanger Law Office at 785-979-4353 (Kansas) or 816-520-8040 (Missouri) to schedule your free consultation and start protecting your nursing career today!