If you are under investigation by the State Medical Board, or are facing an accusation, it is essential that you consult with an experienced attorney. Proper handling of an investigation interview can result in dismissal of charges. If an accusation has been filed, an attorney can help negotiate a settlement of the charges, minimizing the impact of the allegations on your medical license.
Additionally, if you are a physician and have been charged with criminal conduct, you need to consult with an attorney with experience in both criminal and license revocation proceedings. If you are a physician licensed by the State of California, you are required to self-report criminal actions to the Medical Board. This requirement applies not only to felony and misdemeanor convictions, but to felony charges. Higher standards of disclosure apply to the Medical Board than to criminal proceedings, because a medical license is a privilege granted by the state, and not a fundamental right guaranteed to all citizens.
Medical board license revocation proceedings often cross over into other areas of the law. Revocation proceedings are generally premised on underlying legal violation, which can include negligently practicing medicine, Medicare, Medi-Cal and insurance billing fraud, and commission of a crime substantially related to the qualifications, functions or duties of a physician or surgeon. It is essential to be represented in license revocation proceedings by an attorney who understands the complex interaction of the charges you face.
At the Law Offices of Vincent J. LaBarbera, we have substantial experience representing doctors and dentists in license revocation proceedings. We understand the devastating impact these charges can have on your practice, your livelihood, and your personal life. As experienced Orange County medical board license revocation lawyers, we will advise you on all of your options, taking into account any potential civil or criminal charges you may face in conjunction with the license revocation proceeding. We will provide you with prompt and aggressive representation. Call us today at (949) 662-1791 for a confidential consultation.