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U.S. DEA Registration Suspension Lawyer

United States DEA registration defense lawyers for suspension or revocation

Attorneys for Suspended or Revoked Controlled Substance Registrations Throughout the United States

Medical professionals and businesses will often be required to apply for and maintain a valid certificate of registration through the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) that will allow them to prescribe certain types of drugs or distribute or dispense controlled substances to patients. There are multiple different types of issues that may lead the DEA to suspend or revoke a practitioner's registration, and addressing these issues properly is essential for ensuring that a business can continue operating and providing services. A lawyer who has experience addressing DEA-related matters can help a provider respond to requests or communication from the DEA and protect their ability to work with controlled substances.

The Law Offices of Joseph J. Bogdan, Inc. provides legal help to pharmacies, doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals, working to resolve issues that may affect their DEA registration, professional licenses, or provider status. We can ensure that a provider's rights are protected while advocating for their interests and helping address any concerns that may affect the health and safety of the general public.

Reasons the DEA May Suspend or Revoke a Registration

The DEA may uncover information through an audit or inspection that indicates that a medical provider has acted illegally, or other circumstances may arise that lead the DEA to take action to suspend or revoke a controlled substance registration. Typically, DEA enforcement actions occur because:

  • The registrant provided false information in a DEA registration application.
  • The registrant is convicted of a felony offense involving controlled substances, such as unlawful prescribing, unlawful dispensing, or conspiracy to possess, dispense, or distribute a controlled substance.
  • A state licensing board or authority has suspended or revoked a provider's medical license.
  • A provider has been excluded from participation in Medicare, Medicaid, or another insurance program.
  • DEA personnel believe that allowing the provider to maintain registration would not be in the public interest due to the provider's ineffective controls against drug diversion, noncompliance with drug laws, history of controlled substance distribution, or other applicable factors that affect public health and safety.

When the DEA plans to suspend or revoke a registration, an Order to Show Cause will be issued and served to the registrant. In cases where DEA personnel believe that there is an imminent danger to public safety, an immediate suspension order may also be issued that will result in the loss of DEA registration until further notice. A registrant must take action to request an administrative hearing or provide a written statement within 30 days after being served with an Order to Show Cause, and failure to do so will likely lead to their registration being suspended or revoked as requested by the DEA.

In some situations, the DEA will attempt to avoid the legal process of making a case against a provider and demonstrating the need for a suspension or revocation by requesting that the provider voluntarily surrender their DEA registration. However, if a registrant agrees to do so, they will waive their right to an administrative hearing, and they may be unable to reapply for registration in the future.

Contact a National DEA Registration Revocation Attorney

While the potential loss of your DEA registration can be a frightening prospect, working with a skilled attorney can increase the chances that you will be able to maintain your ability to work with controlled substances. At The Law Offices of Joseph J. Bogdan, Inc., we can provide legal representation to help you respond to the DEA's requests and demonstrate why you are not a risk to public safety. We will help you understand your options and fight to protect your rights and interests at all times. Contact our office and set up a complimentary consultation by calling 630-310-1267.

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