Legal Help For Nurses Currently Living Outside Oregon or Washington
If you have received a notice from the OSBN or NCQAC, call (503) 232-9280 to schedule a free consultation with a nurses attorney.
Kevin Keaney, who is a nurse’s attorney based in Portland, is licensed to practice law in the states of Oregon, Washington, and Texas.
If you’re a traveling nurse who practiced in Oregon or Washington, and are facing an allegation from the Oregon State Board of Nursing (OSBN) or the Washington Nursing Commission (NCQAC), we can help. We can help if you are based in or travel in Texas too.
Or, if you’ve moved away from Oregon, Washington, or Texas but had a complaint filed in one of these states, we can also help.
Even if you do not intend to ever return to Oregon, Washington, or Texas to practice as a nurse, if you’ve had a complaint filed against you, it’s important that you do everything you can to ensure the best outcome. The state nursing boards in Oregon, Washington, and Texas register information in a national database, so any black mark on your record could potentially follow you throughout your career, no matter where you live or work.
We provide legal services for nurses for all aspects of nursing license defense, including the following:
• settlement of disciplinary sanctions
• administrative hearings
• court of appeals
In many cases, we’re able to assist in getting the complaint dismissed, with nothing being added to public record and no permanent repercussions. In other cases, we’re able to provide legal assistance and advice that can help lessen the disciplinary sanctions.
In most instances, throughout the proceedings with the state board, you’ll be able to practice nursing without restrictions.
Please note: Before becoming an attorney, Kevin Keaney earned his BSN and practiced as a nurse for 6 years. He has more than 30 years experience as an attorney and is a member of TAANA (The American Association of Nurse Attorneys). Feel free to look through our FAQ page to find answers to commonly asked questions.