Professional Licensing & Regulatory Affairs

Chapman Law Group appreciates the hard work associated with being a licensed professional. We are dedicated to the defense of all health care professionals: physicians, physician assistants, nurses (CRNA, NP, RN, LPN, CNA), pharmacists, dentists, mental health professionals, psychologists, physical therapists, chiropractors, massage therapists, etc. We also represent other licensed professionals, including accountants, real estate agents, contractors, cosmetologists and others.

Our medical professional licensing defense attorneys fight aggressively to protect the licenses, reputation, assets and careers of our clients, and help alleviate the stress involved in defending professional licensing claims that are often unfounded. Facing an investigation or a complaint by a professional licensing authority is a very serious matter. Often, licensed 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 on your professional license.

Our professional licensing attorneys have experience in defending licensed professionals with the following:

Professional License Complaint Process

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. 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 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. 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 hiring an attorney. Often, an experienced professional licensing attorney can help achieve a dismissal or greatly reduce sanctions.

Multiple State Licensing Issues

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.

Criminal Convictions and Their Impact on Professional Licenses

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 convictions 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 our professional licensing defense attorneys to discuss your reporting requirements and options to help protect your professional license.

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