I have received a letter from my licensing board. What happens now?

Your licensing board is an administrative body that governs professionals within your field and state. Under administrative law rules, the board can conduct investigations against licenses and decide if the nurse (or other professional) poses a risk to the public and their patients. The board, not a judge, will decide how the matter will be resolved - potentially with a suspension or then revocation of the license.

You have a right to due process. Your license is your property, and the United States Constitution protects it. Your license cannot be taken away without a fair hearing, and the Minnesota Legislature has a process for assessing license suspension or revocation cases.

As you begin this process, you must cooperate with your licensing board. Failure to do so could result in the indefinite suspension or revocation of your license. You must also respond in a timely manner to written allegations from your licensing board.

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