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Found out today of level 6 felon charge. Do i need to notify BON. I am in IRPR..since October. These charges are from diversion stemming from sept. I self reported to IPRP and got started in program. I dont know what i need to do. Or what effect this has on me going in front of board.

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I mean i KNOW i will go in front of board but am wondering if they wait to see what will happen criminally first.

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This is a question for your IRPR. You will eventually have to disclose when you renew, as the BON asks you if you have had any legal issues since your last license renewal. The two don't exclude each other. So, ask IRPR just to be safe.

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I mean i KNOW i will go in front of board but am wondering if they wait to see what will happen criminally first.

Are you planning to lawyer up here? Because a lawyer might be able to address this and perhaps make a deal. Good luck.

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Is this the initial charge or have you been in front of a judge yet?

I ask because I was "charged" with two felonies d/t diverting but after going to court they dropped one completely and changed the other to a misdemeanor.

The attorney general will have all this info and will let the BON know at your hearing, at least she did for me.

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Thats the initial..i go back feb 6 and im hoping my lawyer can get it lowered..never been in trouble for anything before. I just didnt know if i needed to inform them bc a girl i work with waited until she renewed to tell them of 2 dui charges and got a 90 day emergency suspension. She says they told her you have 30 days to inform board of any charges. I dont know if this is true this is just what she told me. Ive informed my case manager and have heard nothing back. I cant find anything online regarding if/when to tell them. I havent been before the board yet at all.

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I was trying to reply to you on my last comment

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I was too diverting (just wanted to be clear since i mentioned the other person with DUIs)

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All the states are different, but they'll find out anyway so I don't see how telling them ASAP would hurt you. I know in my state the board does wait until your criminal case is final before they will deal with you. I would try to get this charge reduced obviously. Hopefully it can be expunged eventually. I would recommend another lawyer just for your nursing license, in addition to the one for your criminal case. But if you could only afford one lawyer, the one for your criminal case is more important.

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Thats the initial..i go back feb 6 and im hoping my lawyer can get it lowered..never been in trouble for anything before. I just didnt know if i needed to inform them bc a girl i work with waited until she renewed to tell them of 2 dui charges and got a 90 day emergency suspension. She says they told her you have 30 days to inform board of any charges. I dont know if this is true this is just what she told me. Ive informed my case manager and have heard nothing back. I cant find anything online regarding if/when to tell them. I havent been before the board yet at all.

I'm not a legal expert, but I'm guessing it varies from state to state depending on the Board of Nursing regulations. The fact that your coworker had that same experience suggests to me that your state requires you to disclose within 30 days.

In addition to consulting an attorney, it wouldn't be a bad idea to dig around on your state Board of Nursing's website to investigate the bylaws.

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Thats the initial..i go back feb 6 and im hoping my lawyer can get it lowered..never been in trouble for anything before. I just didnt know if i needed to inform them bc a girl i work with waited until she renewed to tell them of 2 dui charges and got a 90 day emergency suspension. She says they told her you have 30 days to inform board of any charges. I dont know if this is true this is just what she told me. Ive informed my case manager and have heard nothing back. I cant find anything online regarding if/when to tell them. I havent been before the board yet at all.

Was your coworker enrolled in IPRP/ISNAP when she went in front of the board? From what I've been told, that makes a big difference.

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