For Nurses, Physicians, Other Florida Healthcare Providers, Orders Compelling Exam Can Be Unfair — But They’re Not Unbeatable

Orders Compelling Exam Nurses

Our Florida healthcare regulatory and licensing attorneys have a reputation for successfully defending and restoring professional licenses for physiciansnurses, and other healthcare providers who are suspected of impairment. But our lawyers have noticed a surging trend as of late: the Florida Department of Health issuing orders compelling exam.

Because orders compelling exam come straight from the DOH, it’s something for which nurses and other healthcare professionals really don’t have a choice; they must see an evaluator who will determine fitness to practice. And the outcomes are often unfair, as evaluators can simply say probable cause — not mental health or substance abuse factors — is the basis for mandatory monitoring and IPN (Intervention Project for Nurses) or PRN (Professionals Resource Network) .

Being in IPN or PRN means high out-of-pocket expenses and total compliance. Failure to comply will result in a disciplinary action against the practitioner’s license. Yet, the nurse, physician, or other healthcare provider might not have needed to be in the program in the first place.

What’s the best way for a nurse or physician to face orders compelling exam? As Sara Bazzigaluppi of Chapman Law Group’s Sarasota office explains, it’s having legal representation and medical experts such as toxicologists from the get-go. Our latest video sheds light on why.

Sara Bazzigaluppi, one of Chapman Law Group’s Florida-based regulatory and licensing healthcare defense attorneys, discusses orders compelling exam.

Why Should I Call a Florida Healthcare Attorney at Chapman Law Group When I Get an Order Compelling Exam?

Because the healthcare licensing attorneys at Chapman Law Group have decades of experience in helping nurses and medical practitioners avoid IPN/PRN enrollment and formal licensing action.

Our Florida healthcare lawyers are experienced in helping nurses and practitioners resolve allegations of drug diversion, positive drug screens, DUIs, and other impairment matters. And we know how present the facts before the DOH when it comes to orders compelling exam. Our network of experts can spot and present proof that probable cause against a healthcare provider is unfounded.

We strongly advise you to not go to an order compelling exam hearing without first discussing your options with us. A Florida health care attorney from Chapman Law Group can prepare your defense and negotiate options before the order compelling exam hearing takes place and enrollment in IPN/PRN becomes mandatory.

For 35 years, our Florida healthcare lawyers at Chapman Law Group have worked to defend the license, freedom and livelihood of nurses like you. We work with nurses and other licensed healthcare professionals throughout Florida, including Miami, Jacksonville, Tampa, Orlando, and West Palm Beach.

There are many issues that can threaten your professional license, including:

At Chapman Law Group, all we handle are healthcare-related matters. And, because we also have an active criminal law practice group that focuses solely on the health care profession, our lawyers are able to take a stronger approach to:

Our attorneys have vast experience in defending Florida licensed health care professionals, including:

The Licensing Lawyers at Chapman Law Group Represent Health Professionals Before the Following Boards

  • Board of Medicine (BOM)
  • Board of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Board of Nursing (BON)
  • Board of Pharmacy (BOP)
  • Board of Chiropractic Medicine
  • Board of Dentistry
  • Board of Optometry
  • Board of Pediatric Medicine
  • Board of Psychology
  • Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling
  • Board of Occupational Therapists
  • Board of Social Work
  • Board of Physical Therapy
  • Board of Massage Therapy
  • Other professional licensing boards

We at Chapman Law Group represent the interests of medical professionals. Our attorneys understand the importance and intricacies of licensure. Each lawyer in our professional licensing defense practice group works with physicians, nurses, pain management clinics, pharmacists and other licensed healthcare professionals.

Our Florida offices are in Miami and Sarasota, Florida. We serve all of the state for Florida medical licensing defense, including Miami, Jacksonville, Tampa, Gainesville, Orlando, West Palm Beach, Lakeland, and Sarasota, as well as Miami-Dade County, Broward County, Pinellas County, Brevard County, Hillsborough County, Duval County, Escambia County, and Orange County.

You worked hard for your license. We are here to help you keep it. Contact us today so we may help preserve your livelihood.

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