Professional licensing issues before the various governing state medical boards often involve medical negligence and/or malpractice, Medical/Medicare billing fraud, domestic violence, self prescribing of drugs, steroid and/or alcohol use, inappropriate sexual contact with patients and other "lifestyle issues". Mr. LaBarbera has represented physicians in this arena for over 20 years.
Increasingly, many more medical board questions involve MediCal/Medicare billing fraud, domestic violence, self prescribing of drugs, steroid and/or alcohol use, inappropriate sexual contact with patients and other "lifestyle issues". Cases involving these kinds of accusations can be complex and usually involve collateral consequences, such as subsequent criminal or civil actions separate and apart from the original board accusation. Additionally, a board accusation or investigation will usually require representation before the various peer review committees associated with insurance carriers and hospitals a doctor has privileges with. The potential negative impact a board investigation may have with these relationships can be devastating to a physician's practice.
The agencies and boards Mr. LaBarbera frequently practices before include:
- California Medical Board
- California Board of Accountancy
- California Department of Social Services
- California Board of Optometry
- Dental Board of California
- California Board of Chiropractic Examiners
- California Board of Nursing
- California Department of Consumer Affairs
- California Department Of Corporations
- California Bureau Of Real Estate
Mr. LaBarbera has represented physicians and other professionals in this arena for over 20 years. His experience with a variety of licensing issues as well as his invaluable expertise as both a criminal and civil lawyer enables him to handle your case effectively while minimizing additional negative collateral consequences which many administrative board attorneys often fail to take into consideration.
Proceedings before the various state boards and licensing agencies involve strict time limits, so it is advisable to contact an attorney as you become aware of the investigations or accusations against you. Contact the Law Offices of Vincent J. LaBarbera Jr., for more information about representation in professional licensing matters and Administrative Board Hearings.