Like doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers, physician assistants have strict licensing requirements and regulations. To obtain a license, you have to graduate from an accredited program, pass the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants’ (NCCPA) proficiency exam, and hold a current certificate from the NCCPA. To keep your license, you have to renew it every two years, complete at least 10 continuing medical education hours in the specialty practice in which you have prescriptive privileges, adhere to all state regulations, and maintain a safe, ethical practice.
If your license is challenged for whatever reason, your practice and career could be at risk, so it’s important to contact an experienced physician assistant license defense attorney as soon as possible. Whether you’re being investigated for or accused of negligence, misconduct, or unethical behavior, Attorney Jonathan Rose will put his legal expertise to work aggressively defending your hard-earned license.
Disciplinary Action Against Florida Physician Assistants
People depend on physician assistants to provide quality care and treatment when they need it. Therefore, the Florida Department of Health takes all complaints of negligence, misconduct, or unethical behavior very seriously. An investigation and disciplinary action can be triggered by an accusation of different acts, including:
- Negligence or medical malpractice
- Inappropriate patient contact
- Practicing while under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Being convicted of a criminal offense
- Performing unnecessary procedures
- Fraudulent misrepresentation
- Failing to report a violation by another healthcare professional
An allegation of misconduct or an acknowledged mistake can jeopardize your license and your ability to practice as a physician assistant in Florida. If you’ve been accused of negligence, misconduct, or unethical or illegal behavior, please contact our office. We can advise you and help you through every step of the defense process.
Defending Florida Physician Assistants’ Professional Licenses
As an Orlando attorney experienced in healthcare license defense, Mr. Rose offers aggressive representation to licensed physician assistants who need to fight complaints and disciplinary actions against their licenses.
If you find that someone has filed a complaint against you, getting a knowledgeable attorney’s advice before you make any statement or take any action on the matter is very important. Any statements you make to an investigator can become admissions used against you later in a hearing. Mr. Rose can protect you at this point by clearing up misunderstandings, addressing concerns, and preventing intrusive questioning by investigators. He can possibly get the complaint dismissed before a formal administrative complaint is filed.
If a formal complaint is filed, Mr. Rose will prepare a strong, thorough defense and represent you at your hearing. He will aggressively contest the alleged facts to successfully challenge the allegations at the basis of the complaint. If a successful challenge is unlikely, he will skillfully present mitigating evidence to reduce the severity of any sanctions against you.
Experienced Physician Assistant License Defense Attorney
Jonathan Rose is experienced in all phases of defending healthcare professionals’ licenses and protecting their careers. He leverages his extensive courtroom experience and litigation skills to fight for your future.
If you’re being investigated or have been accused of professional misconduct, please don’t accept a plea offer or settlement agreement until you speak with Mr. Rose.
He will aggressively pursue a resolution that will put you in the best possible position for future success. Call 407-894-4555 or submit the “Tell Us What Happened” form on our website to get started today.