Michigan's Statutes for the Regulation of Nurses Research Paper

Looks at the professional regulation and criminal liability of nurses as determined by the State of Michigan.
# 151891 | 1,375 words | 5 sources | APA | 2012 | US
Published on Oct 21, 2012 in Medical and Health (Nursing) , Law (Labor) , Public Administration (General)

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This paper describes the state of Michigan's statutes for the regulation of nurses and summarizes the civil complaint process for patients or consumers to use in the event of suspected professional misconduct or incompetence. Next, the author reviews the role of the respective regulatory agencies in investigating any potential criminal liability that might result because of a nurse's abuse of practices and professional misconduct and in determining any appropriate disciplinary action. The paper relates the process that would be followed in the event that charges are filed for these criminal behaviors. Several quotations are included.

Table of Contents:
Michigan's Statutes for the Regulation of Health Care Professionals
The Complaint Process
Regulatory Agencies in Investigating
Potential Criminal Liability & Professional Misconduct

From the Paper:

"An administrative hearing is similar to criminal or civil proceedings. The only exception is that the judge, called the Administrative Law Judge or ALJ, is the only person who rules on the case. During the proceeding, witnesses for both parties are called to testify, evidence is presented and legal procedural issues are addressed. An assistant attorney general represents the state and the nurse has the right to seek and be represented by legal counsel, at their expense". Once all information has been presented, the ALJ delivers a Proposal for Decision. The Proposal for Decision is similar to a jury determination as it spells out the ALJ's ruling. "This Proposal for Decision is then presented to the appropriate DSC for their review and determination. Under state law, the DSC has the authority to accept the ALJ's decision and issue sanctions if violations are substantiated. Alternatively, they can dismiss the administrative complaint if the state was unable to prove the allegations made in the administrative complaint. The DSC also has the option of reversing the ALJ and rendering their own findings of fact and conclusions of law if they disagree with the ALJ's decision"."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. (2012a). How do I file a consumer complaint?. Retrieved from http://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-27417_28150_27647-67349--,00.html
  • Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. (2012b). Allegation Process-FAQ's. Retrieved from http://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-27417_28150_27647-43590--,00.html
  • Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. (2012c). What happens after an allegation is filed?. Retrieved from http://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-27417_28150_27647-67383--,00.html
  • Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. (2012d). Once the DSC takes action, is their decision final?. Retrieved from http://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-27417_28150_27647-67387--,00.html
  • Iwrey, R.S. (2009, September). Oakland County Bar Association. Healthcare Licensing Actions and Criminal Implications. Retrieved from http://www.thehealthlawpartners.com/docs/laches_sep09_p8.pdf

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APA Format

Michigan's Statutes for the Regulation of Nurses (2012, October 21) Retrieved November 29, 2020, from https://www.academon.com/research-paper/michigan-statutes-for-the-regulation-of-nurses-151891/

MLA Format

"Michigan's Statutes for the Regulation of Nurses" 21 October 2012. Web. 29 November. 2020. <https://www.academon.com/research-paper/michigan-statutes-for-the-regulation-of-nurses-151891/>