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CONTEMPT OF COURT “IN THE PRESENCE OF THE COURT” MEANS A SUMMARY HEARING WITHOUT THE RIGHT TO COUNSEL OR TO CALL WITNESSES MAY BE IN YOUR FUTURE

THE PA SUPREME COURT HAS HELD IN THE CASE OF COMMONWEALTH v. MOODY, NO. 47 EAP 2013 (OCTOBER 27, 2015) THAT WILLFUL MISCONDUCT IN THE PRESENCE OF THE COURT THAT OBSTRUCTS THE FAIR AND ORDERLY PROCESS OF THE COURT AMOUNTS TO DIRECT CRIMINAL CONTEMPT, AN OFFENSE THAT CAN BE SUMMARILY ADDRESSED BY THE OFFENDED COURT […]

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NEW REPORTING REQUIREMENTS FOR NURSES CHARGED WITH CRIMES

REPORTING OF CRIMES AND DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS Effective October 17, 2015, RNs, LPNs, CRNPs, LDNs, and CNSs MUST notify the State Board of Nursing of the following: • Pending criminal charges • Criminal convictions (including a guilty plea, conviction following a trial, probation without verdict and Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition) • Disciplinary actions taken by other states/jurisdictions […]

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