You spoke with and were interviewed by a State Nursing Board investigator in 2006 regarding a complaint filed against your license. Its been 3 years so you assumed the case was resolved. You receive a certified letter from the State Nursing Board this month asking you to appear before the Board next month to respond to the formal complaint filed against your license. You are surprised to say the least!!!!
Check with the State Nurse Practice Act, State Administrative Procedure Act, and the State Nursing Board regulations to determine if there is a statute of limitations in State Nursing Board disciplinary investigations and adjudications.
What is a statute of limitation? See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statute_of_limitations
You may be surprised to learn just how different State Nursing Board investigations and adjudications are from civil cases and criminal cases. Its an entirely different process and procedure.
If you think there should be a statute of limitations in these cases in your State and there isn't one, contact your State legislator or your State Nurses Association.