Know Your Rights. Know Your Options.
Minnesota Optometry License Defense Lawyer
The Hoffner Firm has helped individuals who have been denied their professional license and has helped those who face revocation or suspension or who have already had their license suspended or revoked. Because you worked hard to obtain your license, it is very important that you have a Minneapolis optometry license defense attorney who will work hard by your side who will make sure you can move forward with your career.
Acquiring A License
If you have applied for your license and it has been denied, we can help you. Sometimes a license may be denied because of a conviction of a crime that may be believed to be related to the functions and duties of an optometrist. Other times, it may be believed that there was dishonesty or false statements on the application. No matter what the reason, they are all appealable ones and requires the assistance of an attorney to ensure that information that can overturn the decision is relayed to the board correctly.
Suspension & Revocation
If you are facing suspension or revocation, you may be or have been investigated by the Board of Optometry after a complaint was made to them about your conduct or actions. The board takes complaints very seriously, so they will investigate even if you are innocent. Many times, they find complaints have no merit. Other times, they find that they do. If the investigator believes there is merit and so does the board, then a hearing will take place and you can have your Minnesota optometry license defense attorney there with you throughout the process.
Some of the common complaints include:
- Sexual misconduct
- Drug or alcohol abuse
- Gross negligence causing harm to a patient
- Falsifying records
- Conviction of a crime outside of the profession
- Disclosing patient information to unauthorized parties
- Misrepresenting license status
- Theft or fraud
- False, deceptive, or misleading advertising
- Billing for services not rendered or double billing
The list can be rather extensive, but there can only be one result in the end.
The Board Decision
After you and your attorney have made your argument before the board, they will decide on what action to take, if any. They may find that the matter needs to be closed due to lack of merit, they may close the complaint although there may be some merit, criminal action could be taken if it is determined a criminal act occurred, or the license may be suspended or revoked. The board has also been known to decide upon a citation or fine. If you don’t agree with the decision, you and your attorney can appeal the decision in order to achieve a much better result.
Contact A Minnesota Optometry License Defense Lawyer
If you have had difficulty obtaining your optometry license, are being investigated for a matter that could threaten your license, or you need to appeal a decision made by the Board of Optometry, the Hoffner Firm can help. Call today at 612-206-3777 to schedule a free consultation.