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How Might a Disciplinary Action Affect Your Professional Health Care License?

March 8, 2013
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A disciplinary case against your professional health care license brought by the Florida Department of Health (DOH) might have an adverse effect on you in the following ways:

  • Assessment of fines & costs of prosecution
  • Penalties ranging from reprimand to suspension or revocation of license
  • Requirement that practicioner’s profile be updated to reflect the disciplinary action
  • Availability of information on internet including the Federation of State Medical Boards, other State Professional Boards, State of Florida websites, or other government sites
  • Potential action by DEA
  • Impact on testimony in civil lawsuits
  • Use of disciplinary record to increase penalties in future disciplinary case
  • Increase in liability insurance premiums
  • Exclusion from federal programs i.e., Medicare/Medicaid
  • Requirement to provide information on case to employer or facilities for whom you work
  • Loss of participation with third party payors, managed care organizations, or other insurers
  • Report to National Practitioners Data Bank
  • Potential disciplinary actions in other states where you hold a license.

The above list is not intended to be exhaustive.  The point should be made simply that a disciplinary case and how one handles the case can have a repercussions beyond the case itself.

If you have encountered a problem with your license it is important to seek experienced legal advice before moving forward.  I represent licensed health care professionals and providers throughout Florida.  More information can be found at or contact me directly at 850-877-7776.  The initial consultation is free and there is no obligation.

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