Jefferson City Professional Licensure Attorneys
Our Lawyers Can Help Protect Your Reputation and Your Livelihood
If you are a licensed physician, nurse, pharmacist, psychologist, or other licensed professional and have been called before a disciplinary board or been threatened with sanctions against your professional license, do not face an intimidating board proceeding alone. You will need professional assistance, and you cannot afford an inexperienced or halfhearted defense. You need a lawyer to defend against the state board, assert your right to due process and be your advocate in these high stakes proceedings.
Our attorneys can assist you from the very beginning, to make sure that an over-zealous state board or its attorneys do not seek improper discipline of your license. At Call & Gentry Law Group, attorney Jason Call has extensive experience defending hospitals, pharmacies, nurses and other health care providers in litigation throughout Missouri which provides a dynamic advantage in representing you before your licensing board. Let us put our expertise to work for you to help protect and defend your career.
Central Missouri License Defense Attorneys
Administrative law requires legal knowledge, courtroom skill, experience and strategic advice to to if a complaint is filed against you that results in a state board opening an investigation of your license. Our attorneys have the skill, experience and know how to fully defend your license in disciplinary proceedings.
The list of professionals required to be licensed in the State of Missouri is broad. Experienced attorney Jason Call and the team at Call & Gentry Law Group have the experience to assist a variety of professionals in licensing and administrative law cases including:
- Registered nurses, LPN's and nurse practitioners
- Pharmacists and pharmacies
- Massage Therapists
- Physical Therapists
- Mortgage Brokers
- Real Estate Agents
- Daycare providers
We defend these and a range of other licensed professionals before their respective governing bodies, such as the Board of Registration for the Healing Arts, The Missouri State Board of Nursing, The Missouri Board of Optometry, The State Committee of Psychologists, The Missouri Board of Pharmacy, The Missouri Real Estate Commission and The Missouri Division of Professional Registration.
Depending on the circumstances of your case, we will fight tirelessly in board proceedings, before the Administrative Hearing Commission or in court to help protect your career, or may discreetly negotiate a career saving settlement for less severe discipline, such as a public censure or short period of probation. Our experienced lawyers will assist you every step of the way, from the filing of the complaint to the time that a final settlement or decision is reached. We will be organized and ready to fight for your and will ensure you are well prepared to defend your professional reputation and your livelihood.
Call & Gentry Law Group has experience representing numerous professionals before Missouri's state boards and the Administrative Hearing Commission. Our team can often help to dismiss or minimize disciplinary action taken against a licensed professional. A professional licensing attorney such as Jason Call will work closely with you to refute allegations made in complaints and help protect your livelihood. Allegations made against licensed professionals that could result in disciplinary action include:
- Drug or alcohol impairment
- Self prescribing of drugs
- DWI and criminal convictions
- Incompetence or negligence
- Fraud or false reporting
- Violation of laws or regulations governing your profession
- Mistreatment of patients/clients
- Improper record keeping
Call & Gentry Law Group will work on your behalf to respond to complaints and help minimize the risk of severe discipline against your license.
The License Discipline Process
The fact that a complaint has been made against you does not mean that a Missouri state board will automatically impose discipline. Generally, a complaint triggers an initial investigation. You will likely be asked to respond in writing to the complaint. You may also be asked to voluntarily appear before the professional board for an "informal hearing" to answer questions and respond to allegations. While these informal hearings may seem innocuous, they are often used as a means to gather evidence to be used against you in formal disciplinary actions. You have the right to be represented by an attorney at these informal hearings and you should be certain to do so by hiring an experienced attorney at the earliest opportunity.
If the state board believes there is cause to discipline your license, it may seek to resolve the case through a settlement agreement with you or it may file a formal complaint with the Administrative Hearing Commission ("AHC"). If action is brought against you before the AHC, your case will be set for an evidentiary hearing very similar to a court trial. At the hearing, the state board will have the burden to prove that cause to discipline your license exists. If the AHC finds there is cause for discipline, your case will generally then be referred back to the state board for a determination of what discipline to impose. You may also appeal an adverse decision of the AHC or the licensing entity to the Circuit Court.
Health Care Providers in Need of a Jefferson City Attorney for Professional Licensure
If you are in the health care field and have been accused of using or stealing drugs, or of fraud, deceit, incompetence, gross negligence, breach of professional trust or any impropriety or misconduct, our team can help you. We can also provide you assistance with initial licensure, relicensure, professional exams or other administrative hurdles that block your ability to practice your chosen profession. Our expertise extends into special areas, such as defending your right to prescribe or sell controlled substances through a permit from the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs (the BNDD). If your license or permit is in jeopardy, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us today at 573-644-6090.
Contact the Jefferson City Lawyers at Call & Gentry Law Group
Call & Gentry Law Group will defend you throughout every step of a professional licensing case including voluntary board hearings, settlement negotiations, investigation, AHC hearings and appeals to the courts. For assistance with your licensing needs, please contact us by email at email@example.com or call us at 573-644-6090.