It is critical that you provide the California Medical Board with accurate background disclosures in your license application. That is why it is important to have an experienced attorney review your license application prior to submitting it to the Board to ensure that you provide all required information. A well worded explanation for any adverse background information can mean the difference between obtaining your license and getting a denial letter. Providing false or misleading information in your application is grounds for the Board to deny your license. If you have something in your background that you are unsure of how best to explain, for example, a DUI, discipline in another state, or malpractice claim, it is never a good idea to leave these negative details out of your application. Full disclosure by way of a well-worded explanation is the best policy. We have had a high-degree of success helping applicants get their license even with derogatory information in their background.
Have you already applied for a California medical license and received a denial letter or Statement of Issues? If so, it is crucial that license applicants obtain legal guidance to help develop a clear strategy on how best to respond to the Board’s rejection. The good news is that you have the right to appeal the Board’s initial denial. However, time is of the essence and you must preserve your appeal rights by timely returning your Notice of Defense. Our firm can help you appeal the denial of your California medical license.
If you are currently serving a term of Board imposed probation and are practicing under restrictions, it may be possible to modify the terms of your probation after a period of time (typically 2 years). Probation is not only expensive, but it seriously impacts a healthcare professional’s career and job prospects. Circumstances change; it may be time to request the board to modify the current terms and conditions of your probation, especially if you have been in full compliance thus far with the terms of your probation.
Have you surrendered your license or was your license revoked? If so, it is critical that applicants seeking license reinstatement obtain legal guidance to help review a license reinstatement application. It is crucial to develop a strong application packet that highlights a track record of rehabilitation to give applicants for reinstatement the best chance of regaining their professional license and ultimately save their professional career. With proper presentation of a track record of rehabilitation, our firm can help you regain your California medical license or other professional healthcare credential. We represent physicians and other healthcare professionals throughout all phases of licensure applications, reinstatements and appeals.
Contact the Law Firm of Marvin Firestone, MD•JD, & Associates, LLP today to schedule a FREE initial phone consultation with our experienced San Francisco Bay Area license reinstatement and probation modification lawyer by filling out our online form or calling us at 1-800-LAW-MDJD (1-800-529-6353).We serve clients throughout California from convenient locations in San Mateo, San Jose, San Francisco, Oakland, Redding, Sacramento, Los Angeles, and San Diego.