Kosnett Professional Licensing Defense Attorneys for Doctors in California
At Kosnett Law Professional Licensing Defense, our Los Angeles medical license attorneys represent physicians throughout the state of California when they are facing allegations of misconduct by the Medical Board of California (MBC).
When there are complaints, the consequences can be profound and require a skilled professional Los Angeles County licensing defense attorney for physicians of all types to pursue the best outcome for their unique needs.
Our physician defense attorneys represent all California licensed professionals, no matter where they live or work throughout the state, and will fully investigate the claims made against you or your medical practice to build the best outcome for you, your profession, and your future, starting with a free consultation today.
When Should I Consult with a Professional Medical Licensing Defense Attorney in California?
At Kosnett Law, our professional licensing defense attorneys for doctors know that not all professional investigations are related to discipline, which is why we offer end-to-end legal representation for medical professionals throughout California.
Including those in the following medical fields:
- Family medicine.
- Internal medicine.
- Obstetrics and gynecology.
No matter which medical field you are in, if you are contacted by an investigator, attorney, or administrator for the Medical Board, note their contact information, and call our California doctor defense lawyers today. We will identify the issue and, when possible, resolve it at the earliest stage by replying directly to the investigator.
Going forward, we will manage all future communication through our law firm in a manner that is documented and controlled, so your rights are protected from the start.
Any statements you make to an analyst or investigator can become admissions that can be used against you later, which makes having an experienced California physician defense attorney an integral part of your professional success.
That means you do not have to speak with the Board, or any other investigative branch, without understanding your legal rights and options to pursue the best outcome.
Our professional licensing defense attorneys for physicians represent existing professionals throughout California and assist future doctors in obtaining their licenses when obstacles like past criminal convictions are obstructing their professional paths.
What are the Most Common Types of Violations Alleged Against Doctors in California?
California physicians may be subjected to complaints from patients, the public, licensing and professional groups, business and professionally mandated reports, government entities, or anonymous sources.
No matter the origin of the complaint against a California medical professional or their practice, the Medical Board must investigate every complaint that is received, including those involving:
- Aiding and abetting the unlicensed practice of medicine.
- Boundary violations.
- Chemical dependency.
- Discipline of a license in another state or by another agency.
- DUI, or other criminal arrests, charges, or convictions.
- Excessive prescribing of opioids.
- Failure to abide by mandatory reporting requirements.
- Failure to properly supervise registered nurses or other medical practitioners.
- Fraudulent billing or kickbacks for healthcare services.
- Inadequate maintenance of patient charts and records.
- Medical errors that result in patient injury or death.
- Negligent quality of care,
- Non-therapeutic prescribing.
- Peer review.
- Professional misconduct.
- Sexual misconduct.
At Kosnett Law, our medical license defense attorneys in Orange County have an intricate understanding of California laws and licensing requirements for all types of physicians, and use customized, effective legal methods to resolve discipline and license investigation needs, starting with a free consultation.
At Kosnett Law, our professional licensing defense attorneys also following services:
- Insurance Professionals
- Medical Technicians
- Psychiatrists and Psychologists
- Real Estate Professionals
What Happens Once Contact From the Board Turns Into a Case?
The MCB will review all allegations contained in a complaint as defined by the Medical Practice Act (MPA).
Upon receipt of a complaint, it will be referred to the Central Complaint Unit (CCU), where a Complaint Unit Analyst reviews the information to determine:
- If more information is needed, the Complaint Unit Analyst requests this from the complainant.
- Whether the complaint is within the Board’s jurisdiction. If not, it is referred to the appropriate agency.
- Whether the complaint involves care and treatment provided by the licensee. If so, medical records are obtained for medical consultant review.
- Whether a minor violation of the laws governing the profession has occurred. If so, the licensee is then contacted and advised of the violation to bring him or her into compliance, or the matter is referred for a citation and fine.
- If an immediate investigation is needed. If yes, they will refer the complaint to the Investigation Unit.
- If the complaint may be mediated at this point if appropriate.
- If no apparent violation is found, the case may be closed.
Should the complaint move to an investigation stage, the Department Of Investigation/Health Quality Investigative Unit (HQIU) will determine if a violation exists.
If so, the following actions may be taken against the physician:
- Case closed but retained for one year if a violation could not be confirmed.
- Case closed but retained for five years because the complaint is found to have some merit, but insufficient evidence is found to act against the licensee.
- Referred to the Attorney General’s Health Quality Enforcement Sectionfor a determination whether to initiate disciplinary action.
- Referred for other disciplinary, non-disciplinary, or criminal action.
Minor violations of the laws governing the medical profession may result in an administrative citation and fines rather than formal accusation and disciplinary action.
However, when the investigator believes the complaint meets the legal standard for formal charges, a Deputy Attorney General will draft a formal accusation and a hearing may be scheduled.
If the licensee contests the charges, the case is heard by an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ), who then drafts a proposed decision. At Kosnett Law, we attempt to resolve your medical board complaint case in a way that saves your license, protects your reputation, and minimizes or eliminates any disciplinary actions.
We will also use our litigation skills and unique experience to provide premier defense services aimed at protecting the license critical to your work and career if charges arise from the complaint.
The firm’s policy is to provide free consultations, by telephone, online conference, or in our offices, to every person or business needing legal advice or representation. Our unmatched reputation in California extends throughout the United States, with international practice in the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe & Asia.
Call Kosnett Professional Licensing Defense Today to Discuss Your Medical Board of California Case
Contact our skilled Los Angeles Professional Licensing Defense Attorneys for Doctors in California today to schedule a free consultation by calling 310-445-5900 or contact us online to learn about our track record of success, and why it is second to none.