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What Disciplinary Actions Can Be Used Against Licensed Healthcare Professionals, Physicians & Nurses

Updated: Jul 28, 2021

The language which describe the types of disciplinary actions available from Physicians and Nursing Boards varies according to state law and that is also the case in Nevada. These disciplinary action affects the nurse's licensure status and ability to practice nursing in Nevada and in case relocation would follow such healthcare workers where they are relocated. Board’s actions may include:

  • Fine or civil penalty

  • Referral to an alternative to discipline program for practice monitoring and recovery support (drug or alcohol dependent nurses, or in some other mental or physical conditions)

  • Public reprimand or censure for minor violation of nurse practice act often with no restrictions on license

  • Imposition of requirements for monitoring, remediation, education or other provision tailored to the particular situation

  • Limitation or restriction of one or more aspects of practice (e.g., probation with certain restrictions, limiting role, setting, activities, hours worked)

  • Separation from practice for a period of time (suspension) or loss of license (revocation or voluntary surrender)

  • Remediation (various educational content or exercises)

  • Other state specific remedies

This disciplinary record would follow you everywhere, from state to state (Reciprocal Actions)

Now, if you are disciplined in Nevada and you leave the state and get a job in North Carolina, this record would follow you there as well. Also, if you are relocated to Nevada, your disciplinary history would follow you in Nevada as well. This is a permanent feature and an ongoing matter. You just cannot flee the state and not have a disciplinary history.

Does Law Office of Malik W. Ahmad also handle pharmacist issues? Let us give you some basic information about them.


Of course, we do and help pharmacist keep their licenses and in any disciplinary matters they may face from the Nevada State Board of Pharmacy. A Pharmacist is licensed by the Nevada State Board of Pharmacy. The Board also licenses pharmacies.


The Board Office is: 431 W. Plumb Lane, Reno, NV 89509.

Phone: In Reno/Sparks/Carson City: (775) 850-1440 (If calling from any other area of Nevada, call the Board’s in-state, toll-free number: (800) 364-2081.

Fax: (775) 850-1444.


The Board’s email address is: pharmacy@pharmacy.nv.gov.

Pharmacists seeking to apply for a license or in need of other license related information can go to the following page on the Board website. The Board has a comprehensive search capacity which indicates license history and status here. A list of all licensees can be purchased using a form available here. All disciplinary actions taken by the Board against licensed pharmacists are available by filing an online request.


What is Due Process in such disciplinary hearings?

In the employment context, due process involves two basic principles: 1) that employees/licensee are entitled to know the nature of their alleged misconduct or performance deficiencies (i.e. the charges against them); and 2) that employees/licensee should be given a reasonable opportunity to respond to those allegations before any unbiased tribunal or panel.


What is procedural due process

  • An unbiased tribunal.

  • Notice of the proposed action and the grounds asserted for it.

  • The opportunity to present reasons for the proposed action not to be taken.

  • The right to present evidence, including the right to call witnesses.

  • The right to know the opposing evidence

  • Procedural due process

  • An unbiased tribunal.

  • Notice of the proposed action and the grounds asserted for it.

  • The opportunity to present reasons for the proposed action not to be taken.

  • The right to present evidence, including the right to call witnesses.

  • The right to know the opposing evidence

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