When you have a professional license, you have a lot at stake. You’re responsible for patient care, as well as being an upstanding citizen in the community. Your reputation is everything and can be compromised if you receive complaints or lose your license. Many therapists don’t take board investigations and hearings seriously. It’s easier to lose your license than you might imagine. So, if you are facing any licensing issues, you should contact an attorney now.
Remington & Dixon, PLLC is a firm experienced in handling therapist license defense. You didn’t dedicate your time and life to your license, only to be forced to to have to find a new career. If you lose your license, your life will suffer. How can you support yourself and your family if you can no longer practice? If you are at risk of discipline or of losing your therapist license, you need to contact us immediately. We offer no-obligation consultations to go over the details of your case.
Could I lose my license?
Yes. Whenever you enter a hearing, there is always a chance that you will lose. By hiring an experienced professional license defense lawyer, you increase your odds of keeping your license. If you decide to handle this issue on your own, you could lose everything. Many therapists don’t take these hearings seriously, because they don’t realize their license is in jeopardy. It would help if you had a professional in the corner that can advise you throughout the process.
What could cause me to lose my license?
Some therapists find themselves facing criminal charges. Pleading guilty to a crime can cause you to lose your license. So, a DWI charge could result in you changing your career. One mistake shouldn’t redefine your future. We recommend hiring a legal team the minute that you find yourself facing any criminal charges.
A complaint is another way that you can lose your license. Whether it comes from your patients, coworkers, or employers, you could find yourself in front of the board for a hearing. Every complaint must be investigated, and they should all be taken seriously. If you get notified of an investigation, you should contact a lawyer immediately. You might give the investigator that they could negatively use against you. An attorney will be able to advise you of your rights, and they can even represent you in your investigation and hearing. If you have received a notice, you should contact our offices today.
Each professional board has its procedures
We’ve handled many different types of board investigations for professional licensing. So, we have the experience that it takes to handle yours. We know that the process can be overwhelming, but it’s worse if you try to handle it on your own. The board is meant to protect the public. They are supposed to investigate, and then come to their decision thoroughly. Many therapists choose to handle their cases on their own because they feel like the board will protect them. However, these therapists are only going into their hearings unprepared and alone. It’s essential to have a have an experienced professional in your corner.
Does it matter the type of lawyer I hire?
Yes. Since there are many different boards, you need an attorney that is familiar with the procedures of your board. We have experience handling therapy license defense cases. We know what it takes to help you protect your license. Contact us today, so that we can go over your options.
How does an investigation work?
Each board has a different process. However, most are very similar and include:
– An initial complaint is filed
– The committee assigns an investigator
– The investigator begins their case
– You may speak to the investigator
– Board reviews the case
– Board can pursue disciplinary action
– You can request a formal hearing
– Your disciplinary action can be public or private
This is typically the process that most clients go through, while the board determines if they are going to keep their license.
Hire experienced help today
If your therapy license is in jeopardy, you need to contact us immediately. We can help you handle your case and protect your license.