Jackson LLP works with healthcare professionals facing license sanctions – including suspensions and revocations. A physician or other licensed professional can find their license at risk for serious violations like fraud or patient abuse, but also for poor recordkeeping, prescribing practices, patient complaints, substance abuse allegations, or conduct that violates the professional’s ethical standards.
For example, recent public license sanctions in Illinois include the following violations:
- Physician and surgeon license reprimanded for improper communications with a patient’s mother, improper charting, and improper delegation of use of a laser (Glenview physician)
- Licensed practical nurse license placed in ‘refuse to renew’ status after being fired for refusing to take a drug test (Chester LPN)
- Pharmacy license fined for shipping and dispensing medications to Illinois residents without holding an Illinois Pharmacy License (Wisconsin pharmacy)
- Registered nurse license reprimanded for improperly using the credential “A.P.N.” on her children’s school sports physical forms (Pana RN)
- Nursing home administrators placed in ‘refuse to renew’ status for unprofessional conduct (Worden & Metamora nursing home administrators)
- Acupuncturist license permanently revoked for criminal battery against a patient during the patient’s treatment (Lisle acupuncturist)
- Pharmacy license revoked for violations of the Illinois Pharmacy Practice Act and Illinois Controlled Substance Act (Oak Forest pharmacy)
- Wholesale distributor license indefinitely suspended for compounding without an FDA registration or a pharmacy license (Chicago pharmaceutical distributor)
Our attorneys are available to help guide you through a variety of professional board defense actions, including:
- Administrative complaint seeking to suspend or revoke a physician’s license or impose other discipline
- Informal medical board hearing (This most frequently occurs when the allegations in the administrative complaint are undisputed. Because the medical board will not adjudicate facts, this option is not best for most clients.)
- Formal hearing with an administrative law judge (This option allows the physician to dispute the facts in the administrative complaint and is thus the best option for most clients facing license sanctions.)
To speak with one of Jackson LLP’s healthcare attorneys for a complimentary consultation, call our office at (312) 985-6484 or book online using the button below.