The various professional healthcare licensing boards have the authority to investigate your quality of care. Board disciplinary actions usually begin with an investigation into the provider’s practice, and may be prompted by any number of events including complaints filed by other professionals and patients made directly to the licensing board, reports of payments made by malpractice insurance carriers, or reports filed by peer review bodies when disciplinary actions are taken in connection with ethical complaints or staff privileges. Licensing boards may also learn of criminal convictions (including DUIs) or disciplinary actions taken against a professional by licensing boards in another state or jurisdiction through agencies such as the Federation of State Medical Boards, practitioner databases, or even through the media.
If you received notice of an investigation, time is critical to ensure the best outcome. Contact us right now to explain your rights. We offer a free phone consultation. Our firm is located in the San Francisco, Bay Area, and we serve clients throughout the State of California. To schedule, please fill out our online form or call us at 1-800-LAW-MDJD (1-800-529-6353).
At the Law Firm of Marvin Firestone, MD•JD, & Associates, LLP, our medical lawyers represent healthcare professionals and facilities in investigations and enforcement actions. It is paramount that healthcare providers who are under investigation (or believe that an investigation is imminent) consult an experienced attorney early in the investigation process in order to build the best defense against the following:
It is critical to get an experienced healthcare licensing investigations lawyer involved immediately after the physician or healthcare professional knows of the investigation, so that the investigative and formal hearing process can be effectively managed in order to develop the evidence needed to defend any adverse action, and uncover the true facts. Your life’s work might be on the line. Don’t wait to take action!
If you are the target of a licensing board investigation, don’t delay seeking the advice and counsel of a California licensing board defense attorney. Our San Francisco, Bay Area attorneys have over 33 years helping clients like you. To schedule a FREE initial phone consultation, fill out our online form or call us at (650) 212-4900 1-800-LAW-MDJD (1-800-529-6353).
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