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 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

  • A customer

  • 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.