New Jersey Medical Licensing Lawyer
Doctors & Health Professionals Licensing
Obtaining a license to work in the medical or healthcare field demands years of education and training, passing a rigorous examination, and meeting other requirements regarding personal character as well as professional ability. Once obtained, maintaining that license requires ongoing professional education and dedication to the profession. With so much of your life invested in practicing your chosen profession, losing your license can be devastating. At Citizen Soldier Law, our New Jersey medical licensing lawyers have years of experience navigating government bureaucracies and arguing cases before a variety of administrative agencies, boards and panels. We use all of our experience, knowledge and skill to help doctors, nurses and other health professionals when they are facing discipline, suspension or loss of their professional license.
Helping the full range of health professionals in New Jersey
The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs licenses and regulates all manner of doctors, nurses and other health professionals in the state. Our health professional licensing attorney is ready to represent you before your professional licensing board, including:
- New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners
- New Jersey Board of Nursing
- NJ State Board of Acupuncture
- State Board of Chiropractic Examiners
- New Jersey State Board of Dentistry
- Certified Homemaker-Home Health Aides
- New Jersey State Board of Optometrists
- State Board of Examiners of Ophthalmic Dispensers and Ophthalmic Technicians
- Board of Pharmacy
- State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners
Doctors, nurses and other health professionals can find themselves facing discipline or licensing issues for a wide range of conduct, such as:
- Failure to complete the required continuing education units
- Billing or coding errors that result in double billing or overcharging
- Allegations of Medicare fraud or insurance fraud
- Complaints from patients regarding quality of care or service
- Complaints from other health care providers
- Criminal charges unrelated to your practice that come to the attention of the licensing board
How do health professional licensing complaints work?
When a health care provider or consumer/patient makes a complaint alleging professional misconduct, incompetence, negligence or impairment on the part of a health professional, the matter is referred to the Medical Practitioner Review Panel. This panel investigates the complaint and then makes a recommendation to the Board of Medical Examiners based on its findings. The Panel’s recommendation to the Board may be to:
- Investigate further
- Close the investigation
- Initiate disciplinary proceedings, including suspending or revoking the professional’s license
- Defer a recommendation pending the outcome of litigation or disciplinary action
- Refer the professional to focused education or treatment
The Panel may also recommend the immediate temporary suspension of the professional if the panel believes the professional poses an imminent danger to patients.
The State Board of Medical Examiners can affirm, reject or modify the panel’s disposition of the complaint. You are entitled to counsel at every stage of these proceedings, including before the Medical Practitioner Review Panel and the State Board of Medical Examiners. Our health professional licensing attorney is here to guide you through every aspect of your case, including gathering and presenting evidence on your behalf and advocating for you. If we can resolve the complaint informally with agency representatives, formal proceedings may not even be necessary. Likewise, if the Board issues an unfavorable decision, we can represent you in an appeal to the Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court.
Advice and Representation in New Jersey Medical License Proceedings
If you are facing discipline such as a reprimand, probation, suspension or revocation of your medical license, call Citizen Soldier Law for strong and effective advocacy to resolve your complaint favorably at the earliest possible stage.