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Lawyer Helping Doctors Address Disciplinary Issues With the Indiana Medical Licensing Board

Physicians, surgeons, and other doctors put a great deal of effort into building a successful career. After completing years of medical school, residency, and other requirements, doctors will need to make sure they will be able to continue practicing medicine in their chosen fields. Unfortunately, there are a variety of issues that may affect a doctor's ability to practice, and some of the most significant concerns involve issues related to a person's medical license. When doctors are accused of committing violations or face other complaints that could lead to disciplinary action, they will need to determine the best steps to take to ensure that they will be able to avoid issues that could affect their ability to continue providing medical care to patients.

In cases involving license discipline, it is crucial for a doctor to work with an attorney who is experienced in defending professional license holders before the applicable departments of the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency (PLA). The Law Offices of Joseph J. Bogdan, LLC has helped many licensed professionals address these issues, and we can assist with investigations by the PLA and provide representation in disciplinary hearings. We work to help doctors and other medical providers avoid the loss of their medical licenses or determine how they will be able to minimize any potential disciplinary action that they may face.

Issues Addressed by the Indiana Medical Licensing Board

There are many different reasons why a physician or doctor may be investigated by the PLA. These investigations may be based on complaints by patients or others, or the PLA may become aware of alleged violations of the standards of professional practice, and it may take steps to determine whether disciplinary action is warranted. Grounds for discipline to a person's medical license may include:

  • Licensing issues - It is illegal to practice medicine without a valid medical license. A doctor may be accused of obtaining a license through fraud or misrepresentation, such as by cheating on one or more exams. Discipline may also be based on claims that a doctor aided and abetted someone else in fraudulently obtaining a medical license or practicing medicine illegally.
  • Fraud, deception, or misrepresentation - Any forms of deception that a person commits in the course of providing medical services may warrant discipline, including engaging in false or misleading advertising. Claims of fraudulent billing practices, including committing fraud against Medicare, Medicaid, or a health insurance provider, may lead to disciplinary action.
  • Substandard care - A doctor may face discipline if they are accused of medical malpractice or other forms of professional incompetence. These issues may occur because of a doctor's failure to stay informed about medical procedures and practices, a physical or mental disability that affects their ability to provide the proper medical care, or engaging in drug or alcohol abuse.
  • Criminal convictions - Misdemeanor or felony charges may lead the medical board to suspend or revoke a person's license, especially if the alleged offense is related to the practice of medicine. Other offenses that are likely to affect public safety, such as drunk driving, may also lead to the loss of a medical license.
  • Inappropriate conduct - Claims that a doctor has engaged in sexual harassment, inappropriate relationships with patients, or other forms of misconduct may lead to disciplinary action.

Issues related to controlled substances can be a significant concern for doctors. Failure to comply with the requirements of the INSPECT program when prescribing or administering controlled substances to patients may lead to accusations that a doctor has engaged in drug diversion. This may not only affect a person's medical license, but it could lead to the loss of a controlled substance registration or prosecution for drug crimes by the DEA or other agencies.

Contact Our Indiana Medical Licensing Board Defense Lawyer

Our firm provides strong representation to doctors and other providers who are facing discipline to their medical licenses. We can help you determine the best steps to take to avoid disciplinary action or minimize the penalties to your license and your career. Contact our office at 463-219-2612 to arrange a free consultation today.

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