Medical Disciplinary

Are you a medical professional who is facing disciplinary charges? If an accusation of wrongdoing has put your medical license at risk, it’s essential that you contact an experienced attorney with thorough knowledge of the regulations governing medical licenses. The loss of a medical license or restrictions placed on your license could bring an end to your career. 

A knowledgeable attorney will work closely with you to obtain a positive resolution to charges filed against you by negotiating the matter with representatives of the appropriate medical board. If the matter escalates, an attorney can represent you at an administrative hearing before the state licensing board. 

 

Medical Board Disciplinary Process

A patient, colleague, hospital, insurance company, or state agency could file a complaint against you at any time and without warning. It doesn’t matter whether the complaint is unjust or based on fact – the licensing board will contact you for more information and conduct an investigation. Complaints may pertain to the following types of violations: 

  • Criminal convictions
  • Continuing medical education violations
  • Ethics violations
  • Impairment
  • Illegally prescribing medication
  • Sexual misconduct
  • Substance abuse
  • Unlicensed/illegal practice
  • Violation of a license limitation 

A formal investigation of the complaint will be carried out. If the complaint involves care you provided, the relevant medical records will be collected and reviewed. If there is insufficient evidence to pursue the complaint, it will be closed. If the board determines that a violation has been committed, a charge will be filed against you. At this point, you could negotiate a settlement. If a resolution isn’t reached, the matter will proceed to an administrative hearing. If you do not agree with the decision made at the hearing, you could file an appeal. 

Don’t try to navigate disciplinary proceedings and administrative hearings alone. A disciplinary hearing could result in the revocation of your medical license or leave a permanent black mark on your record. This could affect your ability to obtain employment in the future. Having a skilled medical license defense attorney by your side could help you overcome the situation and secure your future.

 

Defending Against Disciplinary Actions and Investigations

As soon as you learn that you are being investigated, it is recommended that you begin working with an attorney. The earlier an attorney becomes involved, the greater the chances are of preventing medical license loss. At Jones Law Group, we represent doctors, nurses, dentists, chiropractors, and other medical professionals in license-related matters. We have extensive experience regarding the complex and diverse needs of medical professionals in Ohio.

The lawyers at Jones Law Group are available to represent medical professionals in Columbus and throughout the State of Ohio. For more information about how we can help you resolve medical licensing issues, please call (614) 545-9998 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. 

 


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