Nursing Law & Order is sponsoring a cutting edge webinar for Advanced Practice RNs (Nurse Practitioners, CRNAs, CNMs, and CNSs) and APRN students. The webinar is titled APRN State Nursing Board Complaints, Discipline and the Legal Implications for Nursing Practice.
Nursing Service Organization (NSO), a division of AON Affinity, and their insurance carrier CNA released a healthcare industry resource, Nurse Practitioner Liability Update 2007-2011: A Three-Part Approach on November 13, 2012. The Update contains an analysis of nurse practitioner malpractice and license defense claims over a five-period.
The Update noted 61% of licensing board actions against Nurse Practitioners resulted in "no action", while 3.1%of the licensing complaints resulted in the end of the nurse practitioner's career. This leaves 35.9% of licensing Board complaints resulting in some form of discipline of the license of a NP. See https://www.nso.com/pdfs/db/NSO_Claim_Study_PR_FINAL.pdf?fileName=NSO_Claim_Study_PR_FINAL.pdf&folder=pdfs/db&isLiveStr=Y
APRNs which of course include Nurse Practitioners face a variety of legal issues in clinical practice which may result in a State Nursing Board complaint being filed against the APRN. This webinar will review the types of complaints filed against APRNs (CRNAs, CNMs, NPs, and CNSs) and the discipline implications for APRNs with respect to future employability, multi-state licensure, credentialing and privileging, and specialty certification.
This is a 90 minute webinar presented by Cynthia Mikos, Attorney at Law with Allen Dell, P.A. There will be plenty of time alloted for questions and answers depending on the number of attendees.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 from 6pm to 7:30pm
APRN State Nursing Board Complaints, Discipline, and the Legal Implications for Nursing Practice
The cost of the webinar is $20.00. No CE credit is provided. You can register online for the webinar at: http://nursinglaw.enterthemeeting.com/m/1ITTLHOK.
Cynthia A. Mikos is a graduate of West Virginia University (B.S.N., 1977), University of Baltimore (M.B.A. 1983 with honors) and Stetson College of Law (J.D., 1993 with honors). She is rated AV Preeminent by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory.
Ms. Mikos is Board Certified in Health Law by the Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education and represents licensed health care professionals and facilities throughout Florida. Her practice focuses on licensure, fraud and abuse advice, Medicare, Medicaid and other payer disputes, Florida and federal regulatory compliance, and business issues for health care clients.
Ms. Mikos represents a broad spectrum of health care providers, including physicians, advanced registered nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, mental health therapists, hospitals, durable medical equipment companies, home health agencies, pharmacies, sleep laboratories, rehabilitation agencies, long term care facilities, providers of services to the developmentally disabled and independent diagnostic testing facilities. As a former nurse and executive of a Fortune 100 health care company, Ms. Mikos values her prior health care experience as an adjunct to her legal advocacy.
Ms. Mikos currently serves as the Chair for the Executive Council of the Health Law Section of The Florida Bar and has participated as a member of its Executive Committee since 2003. She is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, the Florida Association of Hospital Attorneys, the Hillsborough County Bar Association Health Law Section, The American Association of Nurse Attorneys (President 2006) and the Florida and Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers.
Ms. Mikos can be reached at 813-223-5351. For additional information about Ms. Mikos, see
To download a complete copy of the NSO Claims Study for Nurse Practitioners see: