Illinois Board of Clinical Psychologists/ Social Workers
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Illinois Board of Clinical Psychologists Defense Attorney

Illinois Clinical Psychologists Defense Lawyer

Skilled Representation for Clinical Psychologists and Social Workers Before the IDFPR and Boards Across the Country

The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) issues licenses and regulates clinical psychologists and social workers in Illinois through two separate boards: the Illinois Clinical Psychologists Licensing and Disciplinary Board, and the Illinois Social Work Examining and Disciplinary Board. Professionals who are having difficulty obtaining a license or facing licensing disciplinary action from the IDFPR should seek guidance from experienced legal counsel.

For over 16 years, The Law Offices of Joseph J. Bogdan, Inc. has helped clinical psychologists and social workers for all types of licensing issues in Illinois, including but not limited to denied applications, IDFPR investigations, license disciplines, Administrative Law issues, and similar matters. Joseph Bogdan is both an attorney and a registered pharmacist with extensive medical and legal experience. Attorney Bogdan has his Pharmaceutical Doctorate degree and is a board member of the Illinois Pharmacist Association. He teaches Pharmacy Law at three Chicago-area Colleges of Pharmacy. He is also a former prosecutor for the IDFPR who understands the inner workings of this agency. He puts his in-depth experience to work to craft legal solutions designed to secure the most favorable outcome possible for his clients.

Illinois Board of Clinical Psychologists and Social Workers Disciplinary Process

The IDFPR initiates thousands of investigations each year. Most result from patient complaints, though some are referrals from other state agencies or sister states. Common reasons for investigations may include:

  • Unprofessional or Unethical Conduct
  • Substandard/Negligent Practice
  • Violations of State and Federal Confidentiality Agreements
  • Improper Recordkeeping
  • Mental or Physical Impairment
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Sexual Misconduct
  • Financial Irresponsibility
  • "Sister State" Complaints
  • Criminal Convictions

When an investigation is underway, the psychologist or social worker is often contacted and asked to provide additional information in writing. In some cases, a formal interview is also requested. If the IDFPR believes there is sufficient evidence of misconduct, a complaint may be filed, or a Disciplinary Conference may be scheduled. If the conference does not result in a settlement, a formal complaint may be filed and a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge may be scheduled.

Contact Our Illinois Professional License Defense Lawyer

If you are a clinical psychologist or social worker who is having trouble obtaining a license, or you have been contacted by the IDFPR about a complaint, investigation, Notice of Preliminary Hearing, Notice of Informal Conference, or any related matter, you need skilled counsel in your corner to ensure your career is protected and preserved. Attorney Bogdan has handled countless licensing cases for health care professionals and has established a strong track record of success in this area of the law. To schedule a free consultation, contact our office today at 630-310-1267.

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