SC LLR Medical License Defense attorney
If you are licensed as an MD, DO, physician assistant, or respiratory care practitioner and you have received a notice of complaint against your Medical License in South Carolina, start here.
Medical License Complaints can be made by:
Members of the public
Another member of your profession
A manager or other supervisor
A family member
Any other anonymous source
ALL MEDICAL LICENSE COMPLAINTS MUST BE RECEIVED IN WRITING (MAIL OR E-MAIL)
When a license complaint is received, LLR’s Office of Investigation and Enforcement (OIE) assigns it to a complaint analyst who reviews the license complaint to determine if an investigation is warranted. This is the time when an analyst decides whether or not to actually open a case against you. If a case is opened against you, it is then taken over by an LLR investigator.
YOU FIND OUT ABOUT A MEDICAL LICENSE COMPLAINT BY RECEIVING A LETTER FROM THE SC DEPT OF LABOR, LICENSING AND REGULATION
You will receive a Notice of Complaint in the mail. This notice will inform you that a license complaint has been filed. The letter includes details of the allegation(s) and requests a written response from you.
This is the best time to contact an attorney.
MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS: YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO HAVE YOUR SIDE OF THE STORY HEARD
Keep in mind that any communication provided to the agency may be used in a legal proceeding. A big mistake that many people make at this step is to not respond to the license complaint at all. If you do not provide any response, the investigation will continue and the investigator’s findings will be made without any input from you.
YOU MAY HAVE AN ATTORNEY PRESENT – AT ALL TIMES
An attorney can not only advise you on your case, they can also submit a written response to the license complaint letter on your behalf. And of course, an attorney can represent you at any investigative meetings or hearings.
Don’t take on the South Carolina LLR without proper legal representation. Contact our LLR defense team today to speak directly with a medical license defense attorney.
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What is Professional Licensing Defense?
There are a number of professions in the United States which are overseen by regulatory boards and organizations, whose job is to follow up with disciplinary actions against licensees who have been accused of professional misconduct, unethical behavior, and of course, those who have been charged criminally. During these difficult times, a professional licensing attorney will step up to the plate to defend the accused party. This, essentially, is what a professional licensing defense amounts to, but there are other ways that a professional licensing attorney can prove useful for you too.
Understanding The LLR Process
Each year, LLR receives complaints relating to approximately 2 percent of its licensees. Complaints can be made online, in-person or by mail. Complaints can be anonymous. Once a complaint is received, it will be assigned to a complaint analyst who reviews the complaint to determine if a violation of the board's practice act may have occurred. The Complaint Analyst reviews the complaint and determines whether, assuming the allegations in the complaint were true, there is a violation of the professions practice act.
If it is determined that a complaint does not reasonably allege a violation of the board's practice act, the complaint will be classified as a "Do Not Open” case and the matter will be closed. Otherwise, the case will be assigned to the appropriate chief investigator who will review the complaint, determine issues, assign case number and assign case to an investigator.
LLR Board Hearings: Proper Preparation Can Help Protect Your Professional License
Proper preparation for your LLR Panel or Board hearing is essential to protect your professional license. While you might expect that the Board will know everything about your case and what has occurred through the LLR investigative process, the reality is that your disciplinary hearing will be the first time that the Board has heard anything about your case.
Our South Carolina professional license defense attorneys are experienced with handling LLR related matters. We will ensure that you are prepared, know what to expect, and that the proper remedial efforts have been made. We routinely represent clients in before the various SC LLR boards and welcome the opportunity to discuss the nature of your specific case.