There is no doubt among health care professionals in Ohio that medical errors are extremely serious. NPR cites an estimate that they may be the third leading cause of death in the United States. However, if you are a provider who makes a mistake that results in harm to a patient, you generally will not face criminal charges on account of it. On the rare occasions when providers do face charges, there is usually an indication that the provider was intoxicated or demonstrated malicious intent.
If you are one of the many people who has entered the field of nursing in Ohio, you know that your chosen profession is one of great need by many people. The care you provide to your patients and to their family members can go a long way in making a difference in their lives. You also know that you are held to a high standard of conduct, in part due to the very personal nature of your work. When you experience a minor indiscretion in your personal life, you will want to understand how it may impact your professional life and how you can protect that part of your life. One such indiscretion may be a charge of drunk driving.
Today, it is becoming more understood that having a criminal record is something that can happen to just about anyone. Residents in Ohio should no longer think that a criminal record automatically carries with it the same stigma that it once did. That said, it can feel a bit overwhelming when the time comes to find a new job and a person has a conviction on their record. However, Monster indicates that it is definitely possible to get a good job even with a criminal record.
Officials at the Mount Carmel Health Care System in the area of Columbus, Ohio, fired a 43-year-old doctor in December over concerns that he allegedly ordered patients to receive excessive amounts of medication. These concerns also caused the doctor to lose his license. Today, he is facing criminal charges in connection with 25 patient deaths allegedly resulting from drug overdoses that authorities claim were deliberate.
If you hold a professional license in Ohio, you likely know that your licensing board can suspend or even revoke it if you receive a conviction for, among other things, a crime of moral turpitude. It can otherwise discipline you as well. But just exactly what constitutes a crime of this nature?
Physicians in Ohio, like anywhere else in the country, need a license in order to practice. However, certain convictions can lead to your license being suspended or even revoked. Not only are those statuses viewable to the public, but they can strongly impact your ability to find work, keep clients, and successfully promote yourself and your business.
Lawmakers in Ohio established a new law in February that focuses on self-defense and the handling of firearms. The primary purpose of the law was to expand the circumstances in which shooting someone in self-defense is legally justified.