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Is Your Illinois Pharmacist License at Risk?

Posted on in Pharmacy License Defense

oak brook license defense lawyerPharmacists, just like many other professionals, are required to complete necessary education and training related to their field, and then obtain their license through the state of Illinois. The agency that is in charge of licensing and regulation over the state’s approximately 20,000 pharmacists and pharmacy technicians is the Illinois Board of Pharmacy, which is part of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR).

Part of the oversight the pharmacy board has is handling all complaints and investigations, as well as taking any appropriate disciplinary actions. If you have received notification from the board that they are investigating a complaint against you or conducting an investigation for any other reason, it is important to contact an Illinois professional license defense attorney right away.

Reasons for an Illinois Board of Pharmacy Disciplinary Action

The Illinois Board of Pharmacy can place a pharmacist on probation, or they may even revoke the pharmacist’s license if they feel the pharmacist has committed a violation. For example, a pharmacist who has been convicted of a felony level offense or has been convicted of a crime of moral turpitude may lose their pharmacist’s license. Crimes of moral turpitude include sexual misconduct, assault, and DUI.

There are a number of other reasons why the board may investigate a pharmacist and take disciplinary action, including:

  • Dispensing a drug, diagnosis, or medical device without a prescription

  • Providing pharmacy services while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol

  • Violating patient/customer confidentiality

  • Failing to properly supervise a pharmacy technician or intern

  • Recordkeeping violations

Potential Penalties

If the board deems that a pharmacist has committed a violation of their legal obligation or ethical rules, there are a number of possible penalties they can impose. The severity of the sanctions the board hands down will be determined by the extent of the violation and if the pharmacist has any prior violations or complaints:  

  • Probation for an extended period of time

  • Denial of a pharmacy license application or renewal of license

  • Suspension of a pharmacy license

  • Permanent revocation of a pharmacy license

  • Monetary sanctions

Contact an Illinois Professional License Defense Attorney for Assistance

If you have been notified of a complaint filed against you or an investigation by the board, your pharmacy license could be at stake. It is critical to your professional future that you have a seasoned and experienced Illinois pharmacist license defense lawyer like Attorney Joseph J. Bogdan advocating for you and aggressively defending your license.

Call The Law Offices of Joseph J. Bogdan, LLC at 630-310-1267 to schedule a free consultation and find out what legal options you may have to defend your license.

 

Source:

https://www.idfpr.com/profs/pharm.asp

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