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Protecting Your Professional License

State Administrative Licensing Boards (Investigations/Discipline/Applications)

Medicare & Medicaid Provider Issues

Facility Privilege Matters

Specialty Board Disclosures & Certification Defense

Law Offices of Lyn E. Beggs

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The Law Offices of Lyn E. Beggs, PLLC offers experienced representation to clients in professional licensing and administrative matters in addition to general health care representation.  Located in Reno, Nevada, and providing services throughout the State, Ms. Beggs strives to ensure that the individual needs of each client is met.

In Nevada many professions are governed by state laws requiring an individual obtain a license issued by a state professional licensing board before engaging in their profession.  Often the license holder must also obtain additional certificates or registrations to properly practice in their field.   The denial or revocation of such a license or other required certificate/registration can result in an individual being prohibited or restricted in their chosen career.   Legal assistance is often needed to respond to licensing board investigations, defend against disciplinary matters, or simply obtaining a license under certain circumstances.  When such assistance is required, it is crucial to retain counsel that has the right experience and knowledge to best assist the licensee or applicant.

With extensive experience in both the private and public sectors, Ms. Beggs offers a wide range of legal assistance to clients in professional licensing/administrative actions, health care and general legal matters.  Ms. Beggs works closely with her clients to assist them to meet their unique legal needs.

Initial Q & A

The Often-Overlooked Consequences of Licensing Board Actions

 

Part III: Professional Associations/Specialty Boards

In addition to holding the necessary licenses to practice their profession, many individuals hold additional certifications that may be issued by professional associations or specialty boards. Such certifications may be issued by entities such as the member boards of the American Board of Medical Specialties, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification or the National Board for Certified Counselors as examples. Holding such certifications may be required for employment, to hold credentials at facilities or may be prerequisites to practicing in certain specialty fields within a profession. These organizations all have their own rules and regulations and generally have a disciplinary policy that allows the organization to initiate disciplinary action, which can include revocation of a certificate, against a member/certificate holder. For most of these organizations, certain state licensing board actions are grounds for initiating their own disciplinary process which can have far reaching effects on an individual’s ability to practice their profession. Individuals who hold such certifications should always be aware of whether they are required to report an action taken by a state licensing entity to the certifying organization to avoid additional repercussions.

This is only one additional example of the unintended consequences of state licensing actions. Individuals who are facing potential action by their licensing board are strongly encouraged to seek legal counsel familiar with these issues to assist in navigating the additional consequences associated with licensing board actions.

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