Board of Vocational Nurses and Psychiatric Technicians: We Represent LVN’s, PT’s and Applicants

California BVNPT (Board of Vocational Nurses & Psychiatric Technicians) 

2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 205
Sacramento, CA 95833
800/952-5210 information
800/344-9940 TDD
www.bvnpt.ca.gov/

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When a complaint against a vocational nurse has been received by the Board of Vocational Nurses , it is reviewed, analyzed and then processed. Some complaints are closed because they fall outside of the jurisdiction of the BVNPT and/or do not involve grounds for disciplinary action (e.g. personality conflicts).

Once the complaint is reviewed, BVNPT may determine the allegations are unsubstantiated. On the other hand, the Board of Vocational Nurses may conclude the allegations are valid and they will decide what further action should be taken, if any. The options include:

  • BVNPT closes the complaint on the grounds it is without merit
  • BVNPT closes the complaint even though it has been determined the complaint has merit
  • BVNPT refers the matter to the Attorney General’s Office for prosecution. The AG will seek to deny a license if you are an applicant for licensure; or the AG will seek to suspend or revoke your license and impose countless terms and conditions to a probationary license, requiring you to reimburse BVNPT costs and investigation expenses
  • You as a Vocational Nurse employ expert legal counsel to present a compelling and powerful defense so that BVNPT disciplinary action is minimized, if any is taken.
  • BVNPT handles the matter “in-house” and issues a citation, fine, private reprimand, etc.