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Minnesota Chiropractor License Lawyer
If convicted of a crime that could result in the loss of your license or you have had a complaint filed against you for a violation, you need a Minneapolis chiropractor license defense lawyer to help you defend your job.
When a complaint is received by the board, they take it very seriously. They will investigate to find if there is any merit to the complaint. If they find there is reason behind the complaint rather than it being made by someone who may have a vendetta or other issue, you may have to appear before the board so disciplinary action can be determined. That disciplinary action could be fines, license suspension, or license revocation. With an attorney by your side, you can reveal the facts and that will make it more likely you can retain your license.
Types Of Accusations
There are a number of accusation types that include:
- Sexual misconduct
- Alcohol or drug abuse
- Use of Illegal narcotics or substances
- Negligent or incompetent practice
- Falsifying records
- Conviction of a crime that is related to the practice
- Inappropriate billing
- Misleading or deceptive advertising
- Unauthorized disclosure of patient information
- Fraud, theft, dishonesty
- Practicing without a license
Once the complaint has been reviewed by the board, it could be determined that the allegations are unsubstantiated. Your Minnesota chiropractor license defense lawyer can take steps to ensure this happens. Then again, it may be determined that the allegations are valid and this means they will decide further action.
There are several types of disciplinary action that your attorney may decide to take. They include the board closing the complaint because they find it does not have merit, the board deciding the complaint does have merit and thus suspending or revoking the license to practice, or a citation or private reprimand may be issued. There are also times when matters are referred to the Attorney General’s office to be prosecuted if there was criminal activity involved.
Nonetheless, you and your attorney can appeal the decision handed down by the board because the boards do not always get it right. By showing the facts once again and making a convincing argument, you can have your license reinstated and/or any fines or other taken against you overturned. There are even times when appeals lead to reduced consequences, even when there may have been some merit to the complaint.
Contact A Minnesota Chiropractor License Defense Attorney
If you are accused of a violation and your chiropractor license is threatened, you have the right to have an attorney represent you throughout the course of the matter. The end result could be you being able to keep your license or you being able to appeal the revocation or suspension of your license. To learn more about how the Hoffner Firm can help, call us at 612-206-3777 or fill out the contact form to schedule a free consultation.