If you are a licensed professional, such as a doctor or nurse, there is a lot more at stake than your freedom if you are charged with a criminal offense. Your career, reputation and livelihood may also be on the line. Depending on the nature of your offenses, a...
Month: December 2022
State lawmakers consider giving nurse practitioners more autonomy
Increasingly, state legislatures and nursing boards across the country are weighing the possibility of giving nurse practitioners (NPs) the authority to treat patients without the oversight (at least on paper) of a physician. According to the American Association of...
Could a messy divorce endanger your nursing license?
Becoming a nurse requires a significant commitment to your career path. You need to pursue a degree and then pass state tests. You have to obtain a state license and then negotiate employment terms at a local hospital or medical practice. You will need to retain your nursing license for as long as you remain employed, which requires that you do your job well and also that you commit to continuing education.
What is actual loss pursuant to USSG § 2B1.1(b)(1)(G)
In every federal criminal indictment, trial, and sentencing after a plea or conviction, a defendant’s fate is guided by the actual financial loss the criminal acts caused. In United States v. Banks, — F.4th —- (Nov. 30, 2022), Frederick Banks was convicted of fraud. At sentencing, the federal judge applied the USSG § 2B1.1(b)(1)(G)’s enhancement for the intended fraud loss, not actual loss, because there was no actual monetary loss. Banks appealed and on November 30, 2022, the 3d Circuit court of appeal reversed his sentence.