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California Nursing Practice Act

The Nursing Practice Act (NPA) is the body of California law which mandates the Board of Registered Nursing establish the scope of practice and responsibilities for Registered Nurses (RNs). The Nursing Practice Act regulating Registered Nurses is in the California Business and Professions Code and commences at Business and Professions Code section 2700 and concludes with Business and Professions Code section 2838.4.

Additional regulations which specify the implementation of the law appear in Title 16 of the California Code of Regulations. The California Nursing Practice Act also regulates Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs). The Nursing Practice Act regulating Licensed Vocational Nurses commences with Business and Professions Code Section 2840 and concludes with Business and Professions Code section 2895.5.

California Business and Professions Code

Disciplinary Proceedings

Diversion Program

Title 16 of the California Code of Regulations

  • Section 1402
  • Section 1403
  • Section 1405

Article 3.5 Citations and Fines

  • Section 1435 Citations
  • Section 1435.1 Exceptions
  • Section 1435.15 Citation Disclosure and Record Purge
  • Section 1435.2 Violations and Fines
  • Section 1435.4 Criteria to be Considered in Assessing a Fine
  • Section 1435.5 Contested Citations
  • Section 1435.6 Compliance with Citation
  • Section 1435.7 Notification to Other Boards and Agencies

Article 4 Grounds for Discipline

  • Section 1442 Gross Negligence
  • Section 1443 Incompetence
  • Section 1443.5 Standards of Competent Performance
  • Section 1444 Substantial Relationship Criteria
  • Section 1444.5 Disciplinary Guidelines
  • Section 1445 Criteria for Rehabilitation
  • Section 1445.1 Petition for Reinstatement

Article 4.1 Diversion Program Guidelines

  • Section 1446Definition
  • Section 1447 Criteria for Admission
  • Section 1447.1 Procedure for Review of Applicants
  • Section 1447.2 Causes for Denial of Admission
  • Section 1448 Causes for Termination from the Program
  • Section 1448.1 Notification of Termination
  • Section 1449 Confidentiality of Records

San Francisco Bay Area Communities We Serve

Robert Tayac has been helping nurses and other professionals charged with driving after drinking in San Francisco and the surrounding Bay Area counties of Marin, San Mateo, Alameda, Contra Costa, Napa, Sonoma and Santa Clara for more than twenty years. If you hire Robert Tayac to handle your case, you will know that you have retained the services of a knowledgeable and experienced lawyer familiar with the precise issues your case presents.

The firm's DUI attorneys, DUI investigators and DUI experts serve clients in the following cities and counties:

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Why Choose Our Firm?

Attorney Robert Tayac Puts a Long, Decorated Career to Work for You
  • Puts Over 20 Years of Experience Toward Your Case

  • Specialized Education in DUI Defense

  • Has Trained Other Attorneys in San Francisco

  • Former San Francisco Police Officer & Police Inspector

  • Certified by the SFPD on the Intoxilyzer 5000 Testing Device

  • Co-Authored the 4th Edition of California Drunk Driving Defense

  • Boasts a Successful Record Achieving the Best Result for His Clients

  • Takes the Time to Understand You & Your Case

Client Testimonials

  • “I have no doubt that I engaged the best talent and proceeded in the best way throughout this.”


  • “You made me feel confident and reassured that all aspects of my case were being handled in a professional and efficient manner.”


  • “I am very happy with his professional expertise that he provided during this stressful time.”


  • “I can’t imagine things going any less painlessly than you made it for me.”


  • “I will always be eternally grateful for your help and extreme kindness.”

    T., Captain of Police

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