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
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
“How can I best defend my Occupational License without being defensive?
Except in those circumstances when a board itself initiates an investigative complaint, boards do not pick and choose who to investigate. For instance, both the governing statutes for the Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners and the Nevada State Board of Nursing provide that those Boards “shall” conduct an investigation when they receive a complaint about a licensee with limited exceptions. When a board receives a complaint against one of its licensees, it has received only one side, and often only a partial bit of the story. A response to a notice of investigation is the license holder’s opportunity to provide the board with their side of things, to dispute or clarify allegations that may have been raised. Implying that the allegations are ridiculous or that the suspected complainant (most times the identity of the complainant is withheld) is vindictive for some reason does not provide the board with the facts. Context is needed to determine whether the allegations raised in the complaint require more formal disciplinary action or whether the investigation may be closed.
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