Both vocational nursing and psychiatric technician licenses in California are issued and regulated by The California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians. These professions are not easy to enter. It takes extensive investment of time, effort, and money to qualify for such a license. Yet, it is much easier to lose your license if a complaint is made against you by a patient or someone else, whether or not that complaint was accurately and fairly reported.
If there is an alleged violation of the California Business and Professions Code or a misdemeanor or felony level criminal charge made against you, the board that issued your license will likely launch an investigation into your conduct. If an action is ultimately taken against you, you could get a citation and fine, a suspension or revocation of your license, have your license put on "probation," or be subject to another form of professional discipline.
Common complaints against holders of vocational nursing and psychiatric technicians licenses include: drug or alcohol abuse, possession or sale of illegal drugs, various health code violations, fraud crimes, not keeping proper records, not maintaining a sufficiently high standard of care, and "unprofessional" conduct.
The board will not only investigate if the allegations seem to be true but also if they are closely related to your professional services, such that they would substantially affect your ability to deliver a high level of service to your clients.
At California License Attorney, we have successfully defended against all manner of allegations brought against these professional licenses in the past, and we can do the same for you. We are intimately familiar with the process and the regulations that govern it. We know how to talk to and, when necessary, negotiate with The California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians. Whatever the situation, you can count on us to secure the most favorable outcome possible in regard to your license and your future career.