How Long Do Disciplinary Proceedings Take for Kansas Physicians Facing the Loss of Their License?

Kansas physicians face disciplinary action for a variety of reasons that are typically unique given the facts and circumstances of a given case.  The Kansas Board of Healing Arts oversees all Kansas healthcare professionals, ensuring they follow strict Kansas laws, as well as rules and regulations adopted by the Kansas Board of Healing Arts.  When the Board has reason to believe laws, rules and/or regulations have been violated, disciplinary action may be initiated.

One question that most Kansas physicians have if they are facing disciplinary action is how long the entire process will take.  Just like any ordinary case in court, it isn’t always easy to determine how long a particular matter will take.  For example, if a Kansas physician is accused of drinking on the job, and the conduct is isolated to this one incident, it may be easier to get this matter resolved in a matter of months.  On the other hand, if there is an alleged pattern of conduct where a Kansas physician may have been drinking on the job for a long period of time, it could take much longer to get the matter resolved.  Witnesses may need to be interviewed, records reviewed, and many other tasks that are akin to a lawsuit.

While the thought of losing your Kansas medical license may seem unbearable, allegations of misconduct are simply that – allegations.  You have an opportunity to present your side of the story to the Kansas Board of Healing Arts.  Further, with the assistance of an attorney, you may be able to have your disciplinary matter dealt with right away if the issue is rather cut and dry.  The important thing to keep in mind is that many Kansas physicians have faced (or even have experienced), the loss of their professional license, and have been able to reinstate licensure in the future.  It is also important to remember that working alongside an attorney is essential to ensure your rights and interests are protected.  If you decide to face the potential suspension or loss of your license on your own, you may reach a different, more negative result than if you decide to retain an attorney.

Overall, you should expect disciplinary proceedings to vary widely based on the conduct in question.  Some cases take weeks or months to resolve, while other cases may take longer than one or two years.  The best thing to do if you are facing disciplinary action is to act quickly.  The longer you wait, the more difficult it may be for your attorney to reach the best result possible for your particular case.

Contact Danielle Sanger of the Sanger Law Office Today to Schedule Your Free Consultation

Facing the potential loss of your Kansas medical license is something that undoubtedly creates a significant amount of stress and anxiety.  You have worked hard for many years to reach your goal of becoming a successful physician, so it is understandable that facing the loss of your medical license can leave you feeling uncertain.  If you have found yourself in this situation, the most important thing you can do is reach out to a highly experienced Kansas Professional License Defense Attorney.  With the assistance of an attorney who specializes in this area of the law, you will have a better understanding of your situation and what options you have for fighting to keep your Kansas medical license.  Danielle Sanger of the Sanger Law Office is a Kansas Professional License Defense Attorney with extensive experience helping a variety of Kansas professionals face and overcome the threat of losing their professional licenses.  As a former Assistant Attorney General of Kansas, Ms. Sanger has a perspective not shared by many attorneys.  Her prosecutorial experience helps Ms. Sanger provide well-rounded legal representation, protecting her clients’ rights and interests.  If you would like to schedule a free consultation to speak with Ms. Sanger, contact the Sanger Law Office today by calling (785) 979-4353.