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Seven Things To Know When You Receive A Notice Of Investigation From The Department Of Health

Disciplinary Proceedings

Licensed health care professionals are constantly subject to sanctions by various agencies, such as the Florida Department of Health (DOH) and the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

When faced with health care administrative and disciplinary proceedings, hiring an experienced attorney with an in-depth familiarity with health care law and the various regulatory agencies is essential. If you are a health care professional, you do not want to risk having your license sanctioned. If you or your company has received a violation notice or administrative complaint, you could face a variety of disciplinary actions, which may include suspension or even revocation of your license.

It is important to seek legal counsel as soon as possible if a health care practitioner or health care business has received any form of complaint or violation notice to avoid sanctioning. Do not make a costly mistake by trying to handle such matters without knowledgeable and experienced legal representation.

The attorneys of The Health Law Firm are available to provide representation to health care providers and businesses that have been named in an administrative or disciplinary complaint or another agency action. If you or your company requires defense, our experienced attorneys can step in, protect your rights and represent your interests in the most appropriate hearing depending on the circumstances of the action.

Our attorneys are available to provide emergency hearing coverage, administrative hearing representation, emergency board representation (Board of Medicine, Board of Dentistry, Board of Nursing, Board of Osteopathic Medicine, Board of Pharmacy, Board of Psychology, Board of Licensed Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy & Mental Health Counseling and other professional boards), as well as the Agency for Health Care Administration, emergency deposition coverage and other litigation coverage on short notice.

We routinely appear and represent health care providers before the Florida Board of Medicine, Board of Dentistry, Board of Nursing, Board of Osteopathic Medicine, Board of Psychology, Board of Pharmacy, Board of Massage Therapy, Board of Chiropractic Medicine and Board of Licensed Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy & Mental Health Counseling.

We represent health care providers in Florida Department of Health (DOH) investigations, in licensure investigations in other states, in Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) investigations and hearings, in Office of the Inspector General (OIG) investigations and proceedings, in Medicare investigations and administrative hearings and in many other disciplinary proceedings.

We also represent physicians and other health professionals in peer review matters, medical staff matters, fair hearings, credentials hearings, clinical privileging matters, and investigations by hospitals and hospital medical staffs.

We have also successfully represented clients in many rule challenge proceedings against state agencies, obtaining successful results and requiring the state agency to pay attorney’s fees.

If you are not an attorney and need representation for a final hearing, an administrative or disciplinary proceeding, appearance before a professional board, or other similar representation, you may contact us.