For licensed healthcare providers, being charged with a crime — such as DUI/DWI, domestic abuse, or theft — and going through the criminal justice process can be very stressful. But there’s a crucial step that health care professionals need to take before getting back to work: they have a duty to report that criminal matter, and any other criminal convictions, to the state licensing board.
It’s something healthcare professionals can’t afford to ignore. Why? Because failure to report a criminal conviction to the appropriate licensing board will result in additional fines, penalties, and disciplinary action such as license probation or a full license revocation.
For licensed healthcare providers in Florida, you must report the conviction online within 15 days and in writing within 30 days from the date of the conviction. For those who are licensed to practice in Michigan, you must report the conviction in writing within 30 days of the conviction.
Because most state licensing boards consider it an insult when a licensee is perceived to have lied to the board or withheld information from the board, it is important to seek counsel before responding to the licensing board. A health care licensing defense lawyer will assist you in drafting a proper response with as many mitigating factors as possible to minimize the potential penalty.
If you failed to report a conviction in a timely matter, or if you receive a letter from the licensing board questioning a prior conviction (as well as any disciplinary action in another jurisdiction, judgments and/or settlements, or wrongful acts or omissions), call the healthcare licensing defense attorneys at Chapman Law Group.
We at Chapman Law Group have the experience, the resources, and reputable experts for your Michigan and/or Florida healthcare license defense. We believe the dedicated men and women who provide health care deserve an exceptional defense when their integrity and actions are called into question by the Board of Medicine, Board of Nursing, Board of Dentistry, Board of Pharmacy, and other healthcare boards.
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