No certified professional wants to have his or her license called into question. Even if a licensing board ultimately determines no wrongdoing on a particular doctor's, nurse's or practitioner's part, merely being accused or suspected of such is enough to damage a professional and personal reputation. In Pennsylvania, licensing hearings are held in Harrisburg.
There is a specific protocol that guides the state through licensing hearings. First and foremost, the state is faced with a burden to prove charges against a license holder beyond a preponderance of evidence. If that burden is not met, no license suspension or revocation can take place.
It's often helpful in such situations to ask an experienced attorney to advocate on your behalf to protect your rights and, hopefully, your license. If personal matters have intersected with your career, thus resulting in a challenge against your license, things may get a lot worse before they get better. For instance, if you were arrested for drunk driving or accused of a substance abuse problem that has raised questions with regard to your professional license, it could have consequences that last the rest of your life.
The Law Offices of Brain E. Quinn is committed to helping you defend yourself before a Pennsylvania licensing board. Protecting your rights and preserving your good standing in your community are our highest priorities. Many licensing problems are temporary and can be cleared up by providing evidence and testimony that present a strong defense. By requesting an initial consultation, you can take the first steps toward getting your career and your life back on track.