How We Can Help
As our client, we will help you understand the administrative complaint process, which is complex to those navigating it for the first time. It starts with the filing of a complaint by a former patient, client, colleague or other interested person with the state licensing agency. The agency assigns an investigator, who usually has nothing more than the complaint to go on. He or she will call or write attempting to set up a meeting.
Before you meet with anyone, we advise that you consult a professional licensing attorney for proper legal representation. There is often a very short time frame for the licensed professional to obtain an attorney who can evaluate the issues before the investigator seeks authority to file a formal complaint or an administrative hearing is scheduled.
Many licensed professionals attempt to resolve professional licensing issues on their own. While there may be no validity to the complaint, the risk of potential sanctions far outweighs the cost of hiring an attorney. Often an experienced professional licensing attorney can help achieve a dismissal or greatly reduce sanctions.