Legal Counsel When Your Florida Medical License Is at Stake
When a licensing body in another state takes action against your medical license, the stakes are very high. All disciplinary actions are reported to the National Practitioner Data Bank and the Federation of State Medical Boards and remain on record permanently unless removed or modified by the reporting entity.
Section 458.331 of the Florida Statutes also stipulates that any action against your medical license by the licensing authority of any jurisdiction constitutes grounds for disciplinary action by the Florida Board of Medicine and Department of Health. Furthermore, if you fail to report disciplinary action in another state, territory or country to the Florida Board of Medicine in writing within 30 days, you could face denial of a license or disciplinary action.
Since further license discipline can jeopardize the career in medicine you have poured your time and resources into, you must be diligent in reporting to the Board. However, you should also try to protect yourself as much as possible. An experienced, skilled Florida medical license defense attorney can help. Attorney Jonathan Rose has over twenty years of experience as an attorney and the record of success in healthcare and administrative law you need to protect your rights and your career.
Reporting Disciplinary Actions to the Florida Board of Medicine
The Florida Board of Medicine requires that physicians report enough detail about out-of-state disciplinary actions for them to be able to locate and obtain the disciplinary documents. In addition, they encourage reporting physicians to provide supporting documents about the discipline.
Deciding what, if any, supporting documents you should provide is challenging. Sending specific documents and an explanation of why disciplinary action should not be taken against your Florida license could be beneficial. In general, it is better to be forthcoming with information, helping the board obtain records and providing them an explanation of mitigating circumstances. However, divulging too much specific information could be detrimental.
When you have to make these difficult, high stakes decisions about reporting to the Florida Board of Medicine, getting advice from a skilled medical license defense attorney is crucial. A skilled attorney can sift through all of the available information and advise you on the best course of action based on knowledge of the law and experience with the Florida Board of Medicine’s processes.
Get Help Protecting Your Florida Medical License
Having a knowledgeable, experienced medical license defense attorney help you when you have to report to the Florida Board of Medicine is definitely in your best interest. In fact, getting advice early in the process – when you know disciplinary action in another state is likely – is recommended, since you have only 30 days in which to report to the Florida Board.
To protect your Florida medical license and your career in medicine, contact attorney Jonathan Rose today. He has over twenty years of legal experience and has helped numerous physicians throughout Florida obtain their licenses and successfully challenge administrative complaints, license suspensions and other legal matters. He has the experience and expertise in healthcare and administrative law you need to overcome the challenges to your Florida medical license.