Recruitment for Expert Witnesses
The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing is seeking qualified and experienced nurses licensed by the Board with diverse nursing education, knowledge and skills to provide expert witness services regarding matters involving a nurse under review, investigation or adjudication by the Board. Expert witness services may include case record review, preparation of a written opinion, provision of expert testimony at adjudicatory hearings, and meeting with Board personnel. Services will be performed on an as needed basis with a variable number of hours. Remuneration will be $35/hour for an RN and $40/hour for an APRN.
An applicant for Expert Witness must:
- Hold a current and valid license in Massachusetts as a registered nurse (RN) or Board authorization as an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN);
- Have worked as a licensed nurse within the last twelve (12) months in clinical nursing practice, nursing management, nursing administration or as a nursing educator;
- Have detailed knowledge of the scope and standards of practice for LPN, RN or APRN in Massachusetts;
- Be able to write clear, succinct expert opinions;
- Be available to testify at scheduled administrative proceedings; and
- Be of good moral character with no disciplinary action or restriction taken on a license held in any jurisdiction.
Areas of particular focus may include medication administration, documentation, substance abuse, impaired practice, confidentiality, patient rights, professional boundaries, patient abuse and neglect, long term care related issues and scopes of practice.
All qualified individuals who are interested in working with the Board as an Expert Witness are encouraged to email their resumes with a statement of interest to the attention of Dean Hawthorne at Dean.D.Hawthorne@state.ma.us for review and to receive further information on contracting with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Department of Public Health, Division of Health Professions Licensure.
This information is provided by the Division of Health Professions Licensure within the Department of Public Health.