In California, healthcare professionals are generally required to be licensed by the appropriate state licensing agency. These boards are charged with issuing licenses to healthcare professionals and upholding the standards of the profession. To do so, they investigate complaints, allegations of criminal conduct, and other potential violations.
As a healthcare professional, you have worked hard to obtain an education and secure the necessary credentials to practice in your field. If your licensure is in jeopardy for any reason, it is critical that you take steps to protect your career and reputation. Being proactive can make the difference, and may allow you to shield yourself from board disciplinary action.
The Law Office of Nicole Irmer is dedicated to representing Physicians, Surgeons, Nurses, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Dentists, and other healthcare professionals as they navigate the often complex world of licensing issues. We handle a range of licensure matters, from professional misconduct allegations to denials of a professional license to petitions for reinstatement. Our legal team will stand by your side throughout the process.
Healthcare professionals typically spend years of their lives – and tens of thousands of dollars in educational costs – to become licensed in the state of California. When your ability to practice in your chosen field is in danger, it is important to work with a Los Angeles healthcare license defense attorney who can put together a multi-pronged approach to protect your license.
Our office understands that even the most conscientious medical professional may suffer a lapse in judgment or be impacted by issues such as substance abuse disorder. For each of our clients, our goal is to put together a comprehensive strategy to defend you. Our work starts immediately after you retain our law firm: we will reach out to your licensing board and handle all communications with investigators on your behalf.
At the same time, we will work with you to develop a strategic defense to any complaints or charges that may be pending. This may include hiring medical experts, developing mitigating factors, and advising you to undergo additional education, therapy, or enter rehabilitation. Throughout the process, we will advocate to the board on your behalf.
Our law firm has experience representing licensees before California healthcare licensing boards, including but not limited to:
Our in-depth understanding of the licensing and disciplinary processes for each of these boards allows us to craft a defense that protects your license and your livelihood when possible.
Our law firm has considerable experience handling varying issues related to licensing for healthcare professionals in California. If you are under investigation, facing discipline by your licensing board, or concerned about your license being approved or renewed, we can assist you with protecting your interests.
Our office is experienced in handling licensing issues including:
No matter what type of issue you are facing, a skilled Los Angeles healthcare license defense attorney can collaborate with you to resolve it favorably. We will work with you and the appropriate licensing board to achieve the best possible resolution based on the specific facts of your case.
Whether you are a physician, a nurse, a veterinarian, a podiatrist, a psychologist, or any other healthcare professional, you must take any potential investigation by your licensing board seriously. While you are not required to be represented by counsel – and you may even think that you can handle it on your own – it isn’t worth risking your career. You need a dedicated, compassionate healthcare license defense lawyer in Los Angeles to help protect your rights and your license.
After working diligently to become a licensed medical professional, learning that you are under investigation by your licensing board can be devastating. While it may be tempting to ignore the letter and hope that it goes away, a proactive approach is the best way to handle these matters. Putting together a strategy for handling a complaint or potential Accusation early in the process may positively impact the outcome.
At the Law Office of Nicole Irmer, we have more than 20 years of experience representing healthcare professionals who are facing licensing issues. Whether you are applying for a license or facing potential disciplinary action, we are here to assist you. To learn more or to schedule a consultation with a Los Angeles healthcare license defense lawyer, give us a call at (619) 237-6130 or fill out our online contact form.