How Long Does My Probation, Letter of Reprimand or Revocation of my RN License Remain Public Record?
The Board of Registered Nursing in California has recently begun posting the time frames in which a nurse’s license discipline remains public record on the BRN’s website. For citations and fines and letters of Public Reprimand, the discipline will remain attached to your license for 3 years. For probation with or without suspension, the discipline will remain attached to your nursing license for 10 years after the probation has been completed. For revocation of your RN license or surrender of your RN license the discipline will remain attached to your license indefinitely.
Unlike other government entities, there is no option or ability to have a disciplinary matter before the Board of Registered Nurses “expunged”, eliminated or withdrawn. You cannot appeal to have your “file amended” as you would in an employment setting. Once your registered nursing license has been disciplined, you are stuck with it for 3 years, 10 years or for the remainder of your career. This is why it is so imperative to seek the help of experts and legal professionals. Our lawyers are often able to reduce disciplines from suspensions and revocations to probations, probation to letters of reprimand and citations or fines.
Call us right away if you are in the midst of an accusation, investigation or offer to participate in the Board’s Diversion Program. The best thing you can do is empower yourself with all of the facts and then make an informed decision based on what is best for you, your career and your finances. Will we listen to your individual issue, answer all of the questions you have and help you obtain assistance if you want and need it. Even if you’re a physician who needs help, give us a call.