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How Can I Restore My Medical License After IDFPR Disciplinary Action?

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IL license Defense lawyer Oak Brook, ILThere are multiple reasons why medical professionals may face disciplinary action. Certain types of criminal convictions, accusations of medical malpractice or unethical practices, or the loss of a DEA controlled substance registration are just a few of the many issues that may result in discipline. In these cases, the Illinois Medical Board, the Illinois Board of Nursing, or another division of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) may perform an investigation and pursue disciplinary action. Those who have had their medical license suspended or revoked or who have faced other forms of discipline will need to understand their options for restoring their license and resuming their practice.

Types of Disciplinary Action

Depending on what the IDFPR believes is an appropriate response to issues that warrant discipline, a person may be subject to a number of disciplinary actions or restrictions. Types of discipline that may affect a person’s practice include:

  • Probation - Restrictions may be placed on a person’s practice for a definite or indefinite period of time. In addition to following all terms and conditions, a person may be regularly monitored by the IDFPR’s Probation Compliance Unit.

  • Suspension - A person may be temporarily prohibited from practicing. In some cases, a person’s license may be automatically restored at the end of a definite suspension period. If a person’s license is indefinitely suspended, they may be required to meet certain requirements before their license can be restored. A suspension may be followed by a period of probation.

  • Revocation - In these cases, a person will be prohibited from practicing for a certain period of time, or if no specific period is stated, they must wait for at least three years before their license can be restored.

  • Refusal to renew - The IDFPR may decide that a person is ineligible to renew their license, and once their license expires, they will not be allowed to practice.

Petitioning for License Restoration

For all of the above forms of discipline, a provider may seek to have their license restored by filing a Petition for Restoration with the IDFPR. In this petition, they must provide information about any forms of discipline they have faced in the past, including issues affecting their hospital privileges and discipline by employers or insurance providers, as well as any criminal arrests or convictions. They will also be required to detail the corrective actions they have taken, including paying restitution, receiving treatment for substance abuse, and obtaining continuing or remedial education.

Contact Our Illinois IDFPR Discipline Defense Lawyer

If you are looking to restore your medical license after being disciplined by the IDFPR, you will need to make sure you provide the right information to show that you have met all of your requirements and that restoring your ability to practice will not negatively impact the health and safety of the public. The Law Offices of Joseph J. Bogdan, LLC can provide you with legal representation when petitioning for the restoration of your license, and we will advocate on your behalf to ensure that you can return to practicing medicine as soon as possible. Contact our Illinois medical license defense attorneys today at 630-310-1267 to set up your free consultation.

Sources:

https://www.idfpr.com/FAQ/DPR/FAQs%20for%20Administrative%20Hearings.pdf

 

https://www.idfpr.com/Forms/F2327.pdf

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