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Responding to an IDFPR Complaint Notice

 Posted on September 21,2021 in Professional License Defense

Illinois License Defense AttorneyReceiving a formal notice of complaint from the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) can feel overwhelming, no matter what profession you are in. A formal complaint can have devastating repercussions – not only on your reputation, but on your entire career and livelihood. Regardless of whether the notice is about a minor disciplinary action or threats of suspension or revocation of your license, it is critical to consult with an Illinois professional license defense attorney immediately.

You Have Received the Notice. Now What?

When an Illinois professional board receives a complaint – whether it is the medical, nursing, pharmacy, dental, real estate, or any other professional board – it will determine if it has the proper jurisdiction. If it does, then the board will initiate a formal investigation. The licensee who is being investigated will be sent a formal notice in writing, advising them of the complaint and investigation.

Although it may be tempting to put the notice aside and deal with it later, this can result in serious consequences. There are precise deadlines that have been put in place by the IDFPR in the complaint process and failure to address the complaint and submit an appropriate response could not only result in forfeiture of your legal rights but can also result in additional disciplinary action and/or further sanctions by the board.

This is one of the reasons why it is important to have an attorney who is skilled and experienced in professional license legal issues and who will know what types of evidence and records will be crucial in your response and potential defense against the complaint.  

A seasoned Illinois professional license defense attorney understands that each allegation in a complaint must be addressed specifically and any response should not be just a general one, even if you know and your attorney understands that the allegations are baseless. Directly responding to each and every allegation contained in a complaint is what the board will be looking for in your response, not a glossing over of the complainant’s’ accusations. The response can often make the difference in the board determining whether or not the investigation should be closed or whether the investigation should move forward.

Contact an Illinois License Defense Attorney

If you have received a notice of complaint and investigation from the board who issued your professional license, it is crucial that you contact a dedicated Illinois professional license defense attorney immediately. Attorney Joseph “Jay” Bogdan has decades of experience successfully defending license professionals, saving their professional reputations and careers. Call The Law Offices of Joseph J. Bogdan, Inc. today at 630-310-1267 to schedule a free and confidential consultation. 


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