We have decades of experience and unique expertise in representing health care professionals before their respective licensing boards, hospital medical staffs and medical peer review committees. Our representation includes defending health care providers in all aspects of licensure and credentialing.
Disciplinary investigations by the Department of Consumers Affairs, in particular the Medical Board of California, have increased dramatically in recent years. Licensing board complaints may be filed by patients, family members, other healthcare providers, and anyone who interacts with a physician. Investigations may also arise from lawsuits. It is essential that a licensee obtain experienced legal counsel as soon as he or she is notified that a complaint has been filed or that a Medical Board investigation has commenced.
Physicians and other licensed professionals should immediately consult with an attorney upon notice that a hospital medical staff or peer review committee is reviewing or considering restrictions on the professional practice or staff privileges. Such actions often lead to, or are accompanied by, licensing board investigations, governmental review, and/or insurance and managed care action. Early consultation with counsel is essential to protect and preserve the rights, reputation and livelihood of a physician.
Our firm guides the healthcare professional through these challenges and develops effective strategies to attain a favorable outcome.