Kansas and Missouri Professional Licensing Attorney Danielle Sanger: What Do Licensed Medical Professionals Need to Know About Administrative Hearings?

A medical, chiropractic, nursing or other medical career is the product of a lifetime of education and hard work. As a result of your perseverance, you now have the ability to engage in a meaningful, well respected, and lucrative career. But what if your licensing is treated with suspension or revocation? What steps do you need to take to remain a member of your chosen profession? If you are licensed professional in Kansas or Missouri facing professional discipline, you must avoid going through the administrative hearing alone. Instead, call attorney Sanger today at 785-979-4353 to schedule a free consultation with an attorney experienced dealing with the administrative process required to defend your license. Your career is simply worth too much to go it alone.

Expert defense of your professional license in Kansas or Missouri is the key to continuing your entire career. Without it, you stand to lose your business, your financial security and your reputation.

When your professional license is jeopardized by a threat of suspension or expulsion in a Kansas or Missouri state agency hearing, it is vital that you understand to know what to expect and how to best defend your licensure. Step one of defending your licensing is retaining experienced counsel, as just getting advice from friends will not adequately prepare you.  The procedures are different between various regulatory agencies and there may be significant legal differences in your case that only an attorney will recognize.

Your Hearing is Your Opportunity to Challenge an Initial Finding Against You

Regardless of what type of license you hold, a discipline hearing will be initiated based on an initial allegation of misconduct and some fact-finding by the administrative agency. Too many professionals misunderstand this and just “roll over” and accept whatever penalty is proposed. My experience is that challenging evidence at an administrative hearing almost always reduces the penalties from what was initially proposed, and frequently results in a complete dismissal of charges.

The administrative hearing process may be very brief, a few hours, or could take several days depending on the complexity of the allegations and evidence against you. An administrative hearing is the first opportunity for you to challenge the allegations and investigation into your conduct.  Each side has an opportunity to state their case, challenge evidence, call witnesses, and cross-examine them. After weighing both sides’ positions, an administrative judge makes a determination or finding regarding the accused’s responsibility and imposes punishment based on each side’s recommendation.

Your Administrative Hearing is Not the End of the Story

Administrative judges and administrative cases may not be the final word in your case. These can be hastily conducted affairs and tremendous deference is sometimes given to administrative agencies. An administrative decision against you can also be appealed to a court of law. Winning an appeal is not just a do-over, it takes an experienced licensing attorney who can position issues during the administrative process so that they will be more likely to be successfully appealed later.  Creating these “appeal points” requires an attorney with experience before the administrative body and the Missouri and Kansas courts.

Contact an Experienced Kansas and Missouri Licensing Attorney Now

You deserve to be practicing your chosen profession without the fear of administrative  discipline. Contacting an experienced licensing attorney to help you through this process can mean the difference between getting back to work quickly and a drawn out process or suspension.

If you are a medical professional in Kansas or Missouri and need help with the administrative hearing process, call Danielle Sanger today.

Kansas and Missouri professional licensing attorney Danielle Sanger is prepared to advocate for your best interests and defend your livelihood and career. Call Attorney Sanger at 785-979-4353 to schedule a free consultation with an attorney experienced dealing with licensing issues.