Because Nevada is a mandatory reporting state, it is the duty of each citizen to make reports of cases that involve physical abuse, exploitation, malpractice, sexual abuse, and other serious offenses. As a result, nurses are especially vulnerable to being accused, falsely or justifiably, of one or more of these offenses given their line of work. Anyone can report an instance of misconduct, including patients, caregivers, family members, and even co-workers.
No matter the reason for the report, an open investigation can threaten your career and your personal reputation. As a nursing professional, trust is a crucial piece to being able to perform your job correctly. Your patients, their families, and your coworkers all place a significant amount of trust in you to perform your duties to the highest of your ability. However, once a complaint against you is filed, your employer’s faith in you as a nurse may begin to decay, and you may find yourself losing the support you need. This is why we strongly recommend that you speak to a Las Vegas nursing license defense attorney as soon as you hear about a potential misconduct claim.