I attended the Ohio Board of Nursing meeting last week in Columbus, Ohio on Friday, September 22, 2006. The Board issued a Notice of Opportunity for Hearing to a number of its licensees at the July 2006 Board meeting and some nurse failed to respond to the Notice and request a Hearing.
How can a licensed nurse fail to request a hearing and respond to a complaint and disciplinary investigation pending against his or her license? If you receive correspondence or phone calls from the Board of Nursing or any other state regulatory agency, don't just ignore the correspondence or phone calls.
Remembers its your license and you have to take steps to protect yourself and be your own advocate. At mininum contact a licensed attorney in your state/jurisdiction to discuss your situation.