Chelle Law provides legal services to Arizona professionals in need of legal representation with professionals licensing boards, administrative appeals and hearings, background checks and fingerprint cards and also provides physician employment contract review.
Professional Licensing Board Defense may be necessary for a professional that wants to maintain an unencumbered license. A license is a valuable thing, indicating professional standing, a good reputation and years of work. Whenever any threat to a license occurs, professionals must be ready to take action to preserve their license and keep their reputation intact. Usually this takes assistance from a licensing board defense attorney.
When a complaint has been investigated and it is determined that disciplinary action is necessary, the Board or Agency will move forward to implement the disciplinary action. This could include a letter of reprimand, probation, decree of censure, denial, civil penalties, suspension or revocation. Furthermore, an Agency may also make a decision that negatively effects the rights of the person. For example: a denial of insurance benefits, a substantiated claim of child or abuse abuse, the removal of a health care facility license. When a negative decision is determined the individual or facility has appeal rights. When a Board or Agency has decided to offer formal discipline as a result of their investigation of the complaint, the individual has the right to appeal the final decision. The subject of the complaint can either consent to the discipline by signing an agreement, or can request a hearing to appeal the decision. The hearing is generally held in front of the Arizona Office of Administrative Hearings (“OAH“).
A Background Check and Fingerprint Card Appeal may be needed to obtain a professional license in most states that require the applicant to get clearance, and this normally requires getting a criminal background check. The Arizona Department of Public Safety (“DPS“) regulates background checks in order to protect public health and safety. If an individual with a current Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card is charged with a crime their card can be suspended or an applicant can have their application denied by DPS. We can help get your card by requesting a Good Cause Exception with the Arizona Board of Fingerprinting.
To have full confidence and security in signing a physician employment agreement, our attorneys can provide contract review services that identify any problem areas in the contract. We can also assist you in negotiating the details and get improvements made (compensation, non-compete, benefits, professional liability insurance). A physician should never blindly sign a contract without fully understanding the terms and their implications. Avoid the contractual pitfalls that could mean trouble for you in the future.
If you are in need of assistance or would like to hear more about the Services we offer contact Chelle Law today!