Professional License Law

After a licensing board has issued an order revoking a license, the very next step to keep the license valid and the licensed practice or business running can be to seek a stay from the agency or from a Superior Court judge.  A “stay” is an order to stop the license revocation order from taking

The story is a familiar one in our office.  A health care professional comes into the office, furious at their former employer.  The employer called the professional into the hospital personnel office, confronted them with an allegation, and then asks for their resignation.  To give the professional – a registered nurse, physician, respiratory therapist, or

Nobody likes to go to court.  For some of our clients, their unpleasant memories of a criminal conviction include multiple court appearances, pleading guilty in front of a judge, endless meetings with a District Attorney and their criminal attorney, thousands of dollars in fines, and sometimes even custody and jail.  For other clients, they have

In June 2014, Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) received a report from the Division of Professional Practices (DPP) regarding the processing of its disciplinary cases.   In response to a growing backlog of disciplinary cases referred to the Attorney General’s office for disciplinary prosecution, additional funding was granted to the CTC for more efficient processing of

One of the common concerns we hear from hardworking people who want to get a license is “I don’t think the Board would take somebody like me.”  These are often young, well-meaning, accomplished people who made a mistake in their late teens or early 20s that turned out to be criminal.  Maybe they drank more

When a licensed professional is targeted by a state agency for an investigation, it can be one of the most stressful episodes of their career.  It’s often unclear what documents have to be turned over, whether or not interviews are “voluntary” or “mandatory,” and what the consequences of the investigation could be.

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