Medical Licensure Defense

Healthcare professionals are under more scrutiny today than ever before. If you become the target of an investigation that threatens your professional license, the Health Law Offices of Anthony C. Vitale can provide you with legal representation to protect your rights and mitigate the damage to your reputation.

Our firm has a record of successfully defending physicians, nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists, physical therapists, massage therapists, social workers and other professionals in licensing investigations conducted by the Florida Department of Health. We are frequently able to resolve matters through settlement agreements or other means that preserve a client's ability to practice.

Our team has experience in representing licensees at administrative hearings to challenge revocations, suspensions and other penalties and sanctions. Our attorneys will vigorously defend you against sanctions, which can include probation, required CME courses, monitoring, suspension or revocation of your license.

By providing regular analysis of possible risk to clients, we are able to minimize the possibility of potential sanctions and protect our clients’ ability to continue practicing. Additionally, the firm provides advice on license applications and renewals, impaired practitioners, and emergency suspension orders.

There are many reasons why a medical license might be compromised:

  • Malpractice/professional incompetence
  • Fraud
  • Substance abuse
  • Sexual misconduct
  • Patient abuse
  • Improper record keeping
  • Medication violations
  • Criminal conviction

Do not ignore a notice of investigation or attempt to resolve the problem yourself. You need an experienced healthcare attorney who knows how each step of the process works and who can take you through it so as to mitigate any further damage to your reputation and your practice.

Contact the Health Law Offices of Anthony C. Vitale today at 305-358-4500 or email