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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

What should I be aware of when renewing my Nevada professional license through my employer’s credentialer or a credentialing agency?


Healthcare providers are accustomed to regularly renewing professional licenses and other credentials.   Regardless of profession, there are a few crucial things to consider before submission of any renewal, or initial, application to any entity.

•    You are ultimately responsible for the information contained in your initial or renewal application.
It has become extremely common in the last several years for providers renewing a medical license or other credential to be assisted by a credentialer within their organization or by a third-party credentialing agency. These individuals/agencies can help the renewal process move more expeditiously and allow providers to focus on their professional practices, rather than what may be considered administrative tasks. However, errors in any application will be deemed the responsibility of the provider regardless of whether a credentialer assisted in the submission of the application.  For instance, if a provider was investigated or disciplined by another state licensing board during the period of time addressed in the renewal application, and that information is not known by the credentialer, and thus not disclosed, the provider may find themselves subject to disciplinary or other action by the renewing agency.  

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