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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 II: NPDB/ Professional Associations/Specialty Board Certifications

 

In Part I of this article, reciprocal actions as a result of a licensing board action were discussed.  Unfortunately, such actions are only the tip of the iceberg regarding potential fallout from formal action taken by a professional licensing board.

NPDB

The National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) is an acronym well known to most physicians.  However, many individuals whose professions require a license issued by a state body are unaware that they may be impacted by the NPDB as well.  The NPDB, in the simplest terms, is a data bank created by federal law which requires certain entities, such as state licensing boards, medical facilities, state Medicaid fraud units, among a myriad of others, to report certain actions to the NDPB.  The regulations governing the NPDB (found at 45 CFR part 60) dictate what entities must report adverse actions and against whom.  Disciplinary action taken against a licensee must, in almost all circumstances, is one of the actions which must be reported to the NPDB by a state licensing entity.  This includes actions taken against physicians, nurses, marriage and family therapists, opticians, audiologists, dentists, and pharmacists, just to name a very few of the professions subject to NPDB reporting.

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