Chapman Law Group is dedicated to the defense of all healthcare professionals: Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses (CRNA, NP, RN, LPN, CNA), Dentists, Mental Health Professionals, Psychologists, Physical Therapists, Pharmacists, Chiropractors, Massage Therapists, etc.
Facing an investigation or a complaint by a professional licensing authority is a very serious matter. Often healthcare professionals are unaware of the implications a negative professional licensing action will have on their practice. Our goal is to guide you through this process and minimize the potential negative impact. Often healthcare professionals are licensed in multiple states and disciplines and, therefore, special caution and unique knowledge of the interplay between states and disciplines is required. When faced with criminal prosecution, special attention must be paid to the impact a judgment or plea agreement will have on your professional license.
Chapman Law Group appreciates the hard work and selfless sacrifices associated with being a professional healthcare provider. We fight aggressively to protect the reputation, assets and careers of our clients, and help alleviate the stress involved in defending professional licensing claims that are often unfounded.
The Administrative Complaint process starts with the filing of a complaint by a former patient, colleague or other interested person with the state licensing agency. The agency assigns an investigator. The investigator usually has nothing more than the complaint to go on. He/she will call or write attempting to set up a meeting. Caution, before you meet with anyone, consult a professional licensing attorney at Chapman Law Group for proper legal representation. There is often a very short time frame for the healthcare professional to obtain legal counsel to evaluate the issues before the investigator seeks authority to file a complaint or an administrative hearing is scheduled. Many healthcare professionals attempt to resolve professional licensing issues on their own. While there may be no validity to the complaint, the risk of potential sanctions far outweighs the cost of hiring an attorney. Often an experienced attorney can help achieve a dismissal or greatly reduce sanctions.
If you have received a letter from the Michigan or Florida Licensing Board, or are aware of an investigation into your conduct, we urge you to call us immediately. We can help you determine the best course of action and, if necessary, represent you before the licensing board or administrative hearing.