Facing an investigation or a complaint by a professional licensing authority is a very serious matter. Often, licensed medical professionals are unaware of the implications that a negative professional licensing action will have on their practice.
Many licensed 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 an attorney. Often, an experienced professional licensing defense attorney can help achieve a dismissal or greatly reduce sanctions.
At Chapman Law Group, our goal is to guide you through this process and minimize the potential negative impact on your professional license. Our attorneys have strong experience in defending licensed health professionals, including:
In addition, we represent licensed professionals who are not in the health field, including accountants, real estate agents, contractors and cosmetologists.
We will advise and represent you for such licensing matters as:
The administrative complaint process starts with the filing of a complaint by a former patient, client, colleague or another 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.
Important: Before you meet with anyone, consult a professional licensing defense attorney for proper legal representation. There is often a very short time frame for you to obtain an attorney to evaluate the issues, before the investigator seeks authority to file a formal complaint or an administrative hearing is scheduled.
Our attorneys understand the affect that disciplinary actions can have on your license, particularly if you are licensed in multiple states. Certain issues can follow you from state to state, so it is important to know and evaluate your options.
When faced with criminal prosecution, special attention must be paid to the impact a judgment or plea agreement will have on your professional license.
Some criminal convictions must be self-reported to the licensing board and others may not. Some could result in immediate suspension of the license, while other convictions may result in an administrative complaint.
If you have been accused of a crime or have recently been convicted, please contact Chapman Law Group’s professional licensing defense attorneys to discuss your reporting requirements and options, so we may help protect your professional license.
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