Riverside Healthcare Licensing Defense Lawyer

Becoming a healthcare professional often takes years of education before meeting strict licensing requirements. When healthcare workers face professional discipline, it can jeopardize their reputation, their licenses, and their ability to earn a living. A Riverside healthcare licensing defense attorney can help.

If your licensing board is investigating you for professional misconduct or another issue, you will need an experienced lawyer by your side to advise and guide you through the process. Board investigations can result in a range of disciplinary actions, from a citation and fine to suspension, probation, or revocation. In some situations, a board investigation may also lead to criminal charges. 

At the Law Offices of Nicole Irmer, we work with physicians, surgeons, nurses, psychologists, physician’s assistants, physical therapist, therapists, dentists, and other healthcare professionals facing disciplinary issues with their licensing boards. We take a proactive approach to healthcare license defense, with the understanding that early intervention can often help to achieve a better outcome. Reach out today to schedule a consultation with a member of our legal team.

Types of Cases We Handle

Our law firm has significant experience advocating for healthcare professionals through every stage of the disciplinary process, from initial investigations to negotiating stipulated settlements to administrative hearings to appealing disciplinary actions. We also work with healthcare professionals on reinstatement issues.

We represent clients before all healthcare licensing boards in California, including:

These cases may involve a range of issues, from allegations of professional malpractice to criminal charges. We have helped clients who are facing discipline related to:

  • Applications for a professional license
  • Professional license denials
  • Professional misconduct
  • Substance abuse
  • Criminal arrests and convictions
  • Medical record errors
  • Mental or physical illness that affects the ability to practice
  • Excessive treatments or prescribing
  • Unauthorized practice
  • Gross negligence
  • Incompetence

These and other allegations can result in severe discipline, including public reprimand or reproval, license probation, license suspension, or license revocation. Because the stakes are so high for healthcare workers, it is vital that you retain a skilled Riverside healthcare licensing defense lawyer as soon as possible to advocate for you. Our law office will work with you to help you achieve the best possible outcome based on the specific facts of your case.

Defending Healthcare Professionals in Disciplinary Matters

Being notified of a complaint against your license can be incredibly scary and overwhelming. In this situation, it is important not to panic – and to not ignore the issue and hope that it goes away. An investigation might not result in disciplinary action in every case, but it could lead to serious consequences, including losing your license and even criminal prosecution.

Our law firm takes a two-pronged approach to healthcare licensing defense. As an initial matter, we intervene as soon as possible during the investigation. Depending on the situation, we may request a meeting with the Board’s investigator to refute the allegations in the complaint or provide mitigating evidence. Ideally, we will be able to negotiate a favorable resolution before a formal Accusation is filed against you.

At the same time, we will be preparing a vigorous defense of the charges against you. This may involve hiring experts in the field, working with investigators to uncover the underlying facts of the allegation, or creating a rehabilitation plan for cases involving allegations of chemical dependency or mental health issues. 

Throughout the process, we will communicate with the appropriate party, whether it be the Board investigator or a Deputy Attorney General, to resolve the matter in means most advantageous to our client. If the matter proceeds to hearing, we will advocate for you before the Office of Administrative Hearings. When necessary, we will file an appeal of the Board’s decision regarding disciplinary action.

As dedicated healthcare licensing defense attorneys, we understand that mistakes happen – and anyone can suffer an error in judgment. Our goal is to work collaboratively with each of our clients to come up with a solution that helps them maintain their license and their livelihood whenever possible. We also help our clients get the help that they need to get their careers and their lives back on track, whether that involves substance abuse treatment, therapy, or applying for reinstatement.

Experienced Healthcare Licensing Defense in Riverside, CA

If you are dealing with an investigation from your licensing board, there is help. Our law firm will guide you through the process, help you understand your rights and your options, and work hard to achieve a favorable outcome.

At the Law Offices of Nicole Irmer, we represent healthcare workers on a range of issues related to professional licensing. If you are facing a disciplinary or licensing issue, we are here for you. To learn more or to schedule a consultation with a Riverside healthcare licensing defense lawyer, call our office at 619-237-6130 or fill out our online contact form.