Kansas Medical License Defense Lawyer Assisting Respiratory Therapists with Kansas State Board of Healing Arts Investigations

Respiratory therapy requires intense educational and vocational training that takes years to complete prior to the issuance of a license. After obtaining a college degree in respiratory therapy, a graduate must then pass two exams and obtain a Certified Respiratory Therapist certificate in order to become a Registered Respiratory Therapist accredited by the National Board for Respiratory Care. Once certified, the therapist can become licensed in the state of Kansas. Licensure also requires CPR and life support certification, periodic renewal, and continuing education courses. The Kansas State Board of Healing Arts oversees licensing for various medical professionals, including respiratory therapists. When a respiratory therapist violates ethical or professional standards, the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts conducts an investigation and may revoke your license. When your license is revoked, you are prohibited from practicing as a respiratory therapist.

Common reasons for Kansas State Board investigations include:

  • Medical malpractice
  • Medicare/Medicaid billing fraud
  • Financial fraud
  • Criminal arrest or convictions
  • Drug or alcohol abuse
  • Practicing without a valid, current license
  • Violating the Kansas Health Code
  • Gross negligence or recklessness
  • Violating the Code of Conduct

If you have been accused of wrongdoing, you face a variety of potential criminal, civil, and administrative penalties, such as:

  • Respiratory therapist license probation, suspension or complete revocation
  • Criminal conviction for criminal offenses like assault, drug use or fraud
  • Civil liability and damages for malpractice and fraud
  • Fines

During an investigation, the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts considers various factors when evaluating whether to suspend or revoke a respiratory therapist license. These include, among others, the moral fitness of the therapist, any consciousness of wrongful conduct, any disrepute that the conduct has brought upon the respiratory therapy profession, the nature and seriousness of the misconduct, the therapist’s competence and medical skills, and the therapist’s character, maturity, and experience level.

Contact Sanger Law Office Now to Safeguard Your License & Your Livelihood

If you have been accused of wrongdoing, you need to consult with a skilled and knowledgeable defense attorney that is experienced in handling medical license defense cases. Danielle Sanger of Sanger Law Office has devoted her law practice to protecting medical professionals from adverse licensing and regulatory decisions. Ms. Sanger can represent you during the investigation process, advocate for your rights, and defend you against unfounded charges of misconduct before the Board of Healing Arts, and apply for reinstatement if your license has already been suspended or revoked. Sanger Law Office is located in Lawrence, Kansas and serves respiratory therapists accused of misconduct in Kansas and Missouri. To schedule a free consultation, contact Sanger Law Office at 785-979-4353 (Kansas) or 816-520-8040 (Missouri) today.