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Minnesota Respiratory Therapy License Defense Attorney
There are different types of respiratory therapy license defense that Fabian Hoffner provides. The first is to help the individual who has been denied their license to obtain it. There are times when the board may determine that a person should not receive their license because they either falsified information or they have been convicted of a crime that has a direct impact on their duties.
The second type of defense is to defend a person against allegations that could result in suspension, revocation, or disciplinary action that interferes with their livelihood. Whatever the reason behind it, you have a Minneapolis respiratory therapy license defense attorney who will help you every step of the way.
There are different types of complaints that can be made with the board that can trigger an allegation. They include:
- Dishonesty or fraud
- Abuse of drugs or alcohol, including illegal narcotics or substances
- Sexual misconduct
- Negligence that leads to harm of the patient
- Changing the scope of care ordered by a physician without the physician’s authorization
- Conviction of a crime that is related to the practice of respiratory therapy
Each complaint is taken seriously and results in an investigation.
The investigator may request documents and may also request to speak with you on the telephone. You need to consult with your Minnesota respiratory therapy license defense lawyer before you say anything to the investigator or the board. The reason is because anything you say can be used to incriminate you.
Once the investigator is finished, he or she may find that the allegations were made by someone who didn’t have the facts or someone who simply wanted to get you into trouble. If the investigator believes there is merit to the complaint, then it is possible for the board to learn at the hearing that there was no merit. Your attorney can help you show them that the complaint is not valid.
Once the board is finished with the hearing, they may decide to dismiss the matter, dismiss even if there is merit, impose fines, take other disciplinary action, or they may move forward with the license suspension or revocation if they feel doing so is for the best. However, you can appeal the decision if you do not agree with it and your attorney can help you do this so you can get back to work as soon as possible. Just because the board takes away your license does not mean that is the end of your profession.
Contact A Minnesota Respiratory Therapy License Defense Attorney
If you are a respiratory therapist facing accusations that could threaten your license or you are someone who has applied for your license and it has been denied because of a perceived falsification or a criminal conviction in your past, the Hoffner Firm can help. You will be provided with the representation and guidance you need to make a difference in your future. To find out more, call 612-206-3777 for a free consultation.