Have you received notice of a licensing board investigation?

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Have you received notice of a licensing board investigation?

A health care professional facing an investigation or complaint may be subject to probation, suspension or revocation of their nursing license.  Additionally, a health care professional may have difficulty finding future employment or be terminated from their current position unless the investigation is dealt with proactively.  In order to maintain your professional reputation it is important to take action against any complaint.  Once you receive notice of a complaint it is important to seek legal counsel as soon as possible to ensure the most accurate and effective response to the complaint.

Here are some tips in regards to a licensing board complaint:

  • Politely refuse to speak to any representative from the board asking you questions regarding the complaint.  State that your attorney has instructed you not to speak to any representative from the Board they should contact your attorney.
  • Do not discuss the events surrounding the complaint with co-workers or the administration of your facility.
  • Document the events surrounding the complaint in detail.  Your memory will degrade over time, so make certain to list dates, times, names and events around the event as soon as possible.
  • Any witnesses familiar with the incident that are willing to testify on your behalf should write down their recollection of the events in an affidavit (a sworn statement).

A professional must take the necessary steps to nullify or reduce disciplinary actions taken against them and obtaining counsel is the best way to preserve the rights afforded by a license.  If your career is threatened by an allegation of unethical acts, unlawful behavior or substance abuse, entrust Mr. Chelle to aggressively defend your interests.

A specialized license deserves a specialized defense.  Attorney Robert Chelle appreciates and understands the particularities of your industry and your respective license. And as such, he is able to tailor your defense around these nuisances in order to provide you with the best chance for a favorable resolution.

Each professional board has its own standards, procedures, and intricacies. Attorney Robert Chelle has experience with a variety of boards in order to insure that your case gets the individual attention and tailoring it deserves.  His understanding of the different procedures associated with each individual board can help you achieve a favorable outcome.  Attorney Robert Chelle will work closely with you in a personal manner to make sure that you fully understand your standing in the process and are presented with all the possible ways of protecting your license.