The Board of Nursing is taking me to Administrative Court in attempt to suspend my nursing license. They are attempting to set a date and filed a State Agency Request to Set on March 16, 2017. I'm having surgery on the dates they requested. Should I file something in response? How many days do I have to file?
Since March 16 is past I assume it is another near date
As for another date explaining the surgery. Find out from your doctor how long your will be in recovery and when the doctor suggests you may be able to testify and participate in a hearing.
File a request to continue the hearing and include some kind of documentation about the date of your medical procedure. The court will almost certainly move the date given there is a legitimate medical issue. Also, please post this question in the administrative law section of Avvo. You will get far more precise and helpful question from the attorneys in that forum who specialize in this area of the law.
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You are facing the BRN's accusation against your license without representation and a hearing is already set before an administrative law judge. You might have meant May instead of March. Continuances are allowed for cause, but more than 1 is strongly disfavored. I really think you should seek counsel given that you might not be prepared because of the health issues.
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Ideally you should retain an administrative attorney to represent you in the hearing. Before that you should contact the Deputy Attorney General assigned to the case and let them know of the conflict in dates. Usually a "request to set" is asking the court to set the hearing and dates are listed there. You can respond by speaking with the Deputy Attorney General and clearing and then notifying the Court. I would call the Court and speak to the presiding judge's secretary and then send in writing.
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