San Bernardino Healthcare Licensing Defense Lawyer

Becoming a healthcare professional typically takes years of education, along with meeting strict licensing requirements. An allegation of misconduct may put your healthcare license in jeopardy, imperiling your ability to work and earn a living. A San Bernardino healthcare licensing defense attorney can help.

Licensing boards in California are responsible for investigating complaints related to healthcare professionals. If the complaint is substantiated, they may pursue disciplinary action, which may include anything from a citation and fine to revocation of your license.  Depending on the facts of the case, an investigation by your licensing board may also result in criminal charges. 

The Law Offices of Nicole Irmer represent doctors, surgeons, physician assistants, psychologists, nurses, therapists, dentists, physical therapists, certified public accountants, and other healthcare professionals with licensing issues. We work with clients throughout California, including in San Bernardino, who are seeking licensure, dealing with an investigation or potential disciplinary action, or who are seeking reinstatement of their license. Reach out today to schedule a consultation with a member of our legal team.

How Our Law Firm Can Help

Our law firm is dedicated to advocating for healthcare professionals throughout California. We handle a wide range of cases related to professional licensing, including every stage of the disciplinary process. Whether an investigation is just beginning or you require assistance with a stipulated settlement or an administrative hearing, we will represent your best interests and help you get the best possible outcome for your case.

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

We work with clients who are dealing with all different types of licensing issues. Our legal team is also experienced in criminal defense so we can assist healthcare professionals who are facing both disciplinary actions and criminal charges. We have helped clients who are facing discipline related to:

  • Applications for a professional license
  • Gross negligence
  • Incompetence
  • Professional license denials
  • Professional misconduct
  • Substance abuse issues
  • Mental or physical illness that affects the ability to practice
  • Criminal arrests and convictions, including DUI charges of Domestic Violence Arrests
  • Medical record errors
  • Disciplinary action in another state or jurisdiction
  • Excessive treatments or prescribing
  • Unauthorized practice
  • Reinstatement

Any allegation of a violation of California’s Business and Professions Code (BPC) can result in serious discipline. Depending on the facts of your case – including any mitigating factors –  you may be facing anything from a warning, a citation and fine, public reprimand or reproval, license probation, license suspension, or even license revocation.  

Healthcare professionals cannot work in the state of California without the appropriate license. Any type of disciplinary action can result in losing your ability to work. Given this, it is critically important that you hire an experienced San Bernardino healthcare licensing defense lawyer as soon as possible if you are under investigation by your licensing board. Our attorneys will work with you to help you achieve the best possible outcome based on the specific facts of your case.

Defending Healthcare Professionals 

When you first learn that you are under investigation or that a complaint has been filed against you, it is natural to be scared. It also isn’t unusual to want to stick your head in the sand and hope that it goes away if you ignore it. Unfortunately, these impulses can have an incredibly negative effect on your life – including losing your license or even criminal prosecution.

If you are contacted by a Board investigator or otherwise learn about an investigation into your license, the first thing that you should do is reach out to a San Bernardino healthcare license defense attorney. While an investigation does not always result in disciplinary action, the possibility of sanctions and even criminal charges is present in almost every case.

At the Law Offices of Nicole Irmer, we take a proactive approach to professional license defense matters. First, we get involved as soon as possible after the investigation starts. We will often request a meeting with the Board’s investigator to present mitigating evidence or evidence that proves that you did not violate their professional standards. In many cases, we are able to negotiate a favorable resolution before the Board takes formal action by filing an Accusation against you.

While working to resolve the complaint, we will also be putting together a strong defense to the allegations against you. This may include working with a private investigator to dig into the underlying facts, hiring medical, financial, or other experts to provide an opinion, or interviewing witnesses. If allegations of substance abuse or mental health issues have been made, then we will put together a rehabilitation plan that can be presented to the Board.

Throughout the disciplinary process, we will handle all communications with the investigator, your licensing board, and the Attorney General’s office, as necessary. Our goal is to resolve the case without a formal Accusation being filed whenever possible. If an Accusation is filed, we will work to negotiate a stipulated settlement.

In some cases, it may be necessary to take your case to a hearing before an administrative law judge. At the hearing, we will put on a strong defense and advocate for your best interests. If the Board makes an unfavorable decision, then we may file an appeal on your behalf. If your license is ultimately revoked, we can help you apply for reinstatement after an appropriate period of time has passed.

Our practice is dedicated to helping knowledgeable and caring healthcare professionals protect their licenses and livelihood. We understand that mistakes can and do happen and that there are many reasons why a person might be struggling. We work collaboratively with our clients to develop a plan to keep their licenses and continue to work whenever possible. We also assist our clients with getting the help that they need if they are struggling with chemical dependency or another issue. 

Contact a Seasoned Healthcare Licensing Defense in San Bernardino, CA

Finding out that you are under investigation by your licensing board can cause a lot of anxiety. Fortunately, you don’t have to go through the process alone. Our law firm will not only represent your interests but will guide you through the process. With decades of experience representing healthcare professionals in licensing matters, we have both the skill and knowledge that you need to get the best possible result. 

The Law Offices of Nicole Irmer represent healthcare workers on all types of professional licensing matters.  Whether you are facing a disciplinary or licensing issue, we will work with you to help you get a favorable outcome. To learn more or to schedule a consultation with a San Bernardino healthcare licensing defense lawyer, call our office at 619-237-6130 or fill out our online contact form.