Missouri Professional License Attorney
The Law Offices of Joseph J. Bogdan, Inc.



Attorney Joseph Bogdan is both a registered pharmacist and a former pharmaceutical license prosecutor.

Attorney Joseph Bogdan is a former Chief Pharmacist of Food, Drug, and Dairies for the Illinois Department of Public Health.

Attorney Joseph Bogdan is a member of the American Pharmacist Association and the American Society of Pharmacy Law.

Missouri Professional License Defense Attorney

Lawyer for Discipline to Medical Licenses and Pharmacy Audits and Accreditations in Missouri

Those who provide medical services to patients are required to receive extensive education and training and maintain a professional license. Unfortunately, these licenses may be threatened for a variety of reasons, and disciplinary action could result in the suspension or revocation of a license, affecting a license holder’s ability to work in their chosen career. For physicians, nurses, dentists, chiropractors, psychologists, pharmacists, physical therapists, social workers, and other professional license holders, it is important to take swift legal action to protect against discipline, and this means working with a skilled attorney who is experienced in professional license defense.

The Law Offices of Joseph J. Bogdan, Inc. provides our clients with knowledge and experience when defending against disciplinary action to a medical license. In addition to representing individual license holders, we also work with pharmacies, nursing homes, hospitals, medical suppliers, and other related businesses to address legal concerns. To learn more about how we can help with your case, contact our office at 573-261-5733 for a free consultation.

Defense of Healthcare Licenses in Missouri

The Law Offices of Joseph J. Bogdan, Inc. is located in the state of Illinois, and we provide representation to clients across the United States, including Missouri. We are prepared to represent clients in cases before the Missouri Division of Professional Registration, and we understand how to work with investigators and medical boards to help professional license holders address and overcome issues that may affect their license. Whether you are facing discipline due to complaints of unprofessional or unethical conduct, substandard care, prescription issues, or other concerns, we will work to help you resolve your situation while minimizing public discipline to your license and ensuring that you can continue working in the medical field.

We have represented Illinois clients in multiple types of cases heard by the Illinois Medical Board, the Illinois Dental Board, the Illinois Board of Nursing, the Illinois Board of Pharmacy, the Illinois Board of Clinical Psychologists/ Social Workers, and the Illinois Board of Chiropractors/Physical Therapists. We can put this experience to work for you in cases heard by the Missouri Board of Registration for the Healing Arts, the Missouri Dental Board, the Missouri Board of Pharmacy, The Missouri Board of Nursing, the Missouri Committee of Psychologists, the Missouri Committee for Social workers, the Missouri Board of Chiropractic Examiners, and the Missouri Advisory Commission for Physical Therapists.

We can provide legal help in a wide variety of other areas affecting the medical field, including:

Legal Representation for Pharmacies

Attorney Joseph Bogdan is a registered pharmacist (Pharm.D.), which gives him an understanding of legal matters that can affect pharmacies and pharmacists. He previously worked at the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation as the Chief of Pharmacy Prosecutors, and he teaches classes on Public Health and Pharmacy law at three colleges in the Chicago area. His extensive experience allows him to serve as an expert witness in legal cases involving medical malpractice or other issues related to pharmacy or the medical field. He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to every case, ensuring that pharmacists are able to address licensing issues, audits, and accreditations effectively.

We can help you understand the best ways to defend against discipline to your pharmacy license, and we can also represent you in Medicare/Medicaid Pharmacy and Office Audits or PBM pharmacy audits to ensure that you are in compliance with all obligations. We can ensure that you meet all legal requirements if you are planning to buy or sell a pharmacy, and we also provide pharmacy brokerage services. We can help you complete the process of DMEPOS Accreditation or MPJE Remediation. With our help, you can ensure that your pharmacy will be able to remain in operation and that you can maintain your license as a pharmacist.

Complete Representation for the Licensed Professional

No matter the stage of your career, the extent of your practice, or the complexity of the legal issues you need to address, The Law Offices of Joseph J. Bogdan, Inc. can assist you with your needs. With our experience working with the IDFPR and representing clients before state licensing boards, we can help you understand the best ways to protect your license. Whether you are applying for a license or a renewal or defending against disciplinary action, we will provide you with representation and work to safeguard your rights and interests.

We can also help address any other legal issues that may affect your business, your practice, or your career. We can assist pharmacies, medical offices, and other licensed professionals with audits by insurance companies or other organizations, and we can also help you obtain and defend your accreditations and board certifications.

Loss of Hospital Privileges and Provider Status

Loss of Hospital Privileges and Provider Status

Disciplinary action to a medical provider's professional license may lead a hospital or medical facility to revoke their privileges. A person may also face the loss of their enrollment with Medicare/Medicaid or the revocation of their ability to provide services through private health insurance companies. These decisions can have multiple different types of negative effects on a person's ability to provide services to patients, and they can threaten a practice's business and make it impossible to continue operating. In these cases, our lawyers can review a hospital's bylaws and help address the issues uncovered in audits by Medicare/Medicaid or private insurers. We will provide representation in hearings before hospital boards to defend against the loss of hospital privileges, and we will help you take legal action to protect your provider status and ensure that you can continue to bill insurers for the medical services you provide.

Drug Enforcement Administration

Medical providers who prescribe or dispense controlled substances must maintain registration with the DEA. The DEA performs regular audits and inspections of these providers, and it may pursue enforcement actions in cases where drug diversion or drug trafficking are suspected. We can provide representation to help medical professionals defend against the suspension or revocation of their DEA registration, and we can help you understand the steps you should take if you have received an Order to Show Cause or have been asked to surrender your DEA registration.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Am I Being Investigated by the DEA?

The DEA may perform an investigation based on suspicions of drug diversion, including questionable prescribing practices or patterns of dispensing controlled substances to patients. DEA agents may review patient records, interview staff members, or examine a provider's inventory of controlled substances.

Should I Surrender My DEA Registration?

Voluntarily giving up your DEA registration can result in a variety of consequences, including discipline to your professional license or loss of provider status, hospital privileges, and board certification. You should consult with our attorneys before surrendering your controlled substance registration to the DEA.

What Are My Rights in a DEA Investigation?

In most cases, you must give informed consent to allow DEA agents to conduct an audit or investigation. However, you are required to comply with a search warrant or subpoena. Our attorneys can advise you of what information you should provide to DEA agents and how you should respond to questions or requests.

What Is a DEA Order to Show Cause?

When the DEA takes action against a provider's controlled substance registration, it will issue an Order to Show Cause. After receiving this order, a provider will have 30 days to request an administrative hearing or waive their right to a hearing while providing a written response.

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