Those who work in the healthcare field can have a significant impact on the health and well-being of the general public, and because of this, healthcare professionals are closely regulated by multiple state licensing and disciplinary boards. When complaints are filed against professionals, or when a person is believed to have violated certain laws or regulations, the applicable boards may take disciplinary action. If you are a licensed healthcare professional who is facing potential discipline, you should work with an experienced attorney to determine your best options for defending your license and your ability to continue practicing.
At the law firm of Williams & Nickl, LLC, we have provided legal representation for more than 3,000 clients, helping them address licensing issues with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR). Attorney Edward Williams previously served as the IDFPR Chief of Prosecutions, and he and Attorney Fred Nickl have over 55 years of combined experience prosecuting and defending professional licenses.
Edward and Fred understand the laws, statutes, and regulations that apply to different types of healthcare licenses in Illinois, and we can ensure that your rights are protected in cases involving disciplinary action or denial of licensure. We are well-versed in the rules and procedures followed in administrative proceedings, and our knowledge of the formal and informal policies followed by the IDFPR can help you reach an outcome to your case that minimizes the negative impact on your ability to practice in your profession. We can also help you understand how investigations by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) related to controlled substances may affect your medical license.
We can assist multiple types of healthcare professionals with licensing issues, including:
If you are facing any issues that may affect your healthcare license, Williams & Nickl, LLC can help you understand the best way to proceed. If you have received notice of potential disciplinary action to your license, we can advise you on how to minimize potential disciplinary sanctions to the fullest extent possible. If you are facing the denial of a license, we can help you draft an explanation letter that addresses any deficiencies in your license application.
Before responding to a notice from the IDFPR, agreeing to an interview with an IDFPR investigator, or turning over any records or documentation, you should speak to our attorneys to determine the best way to proceed. We can meet with you in person or talk to you over the phone to go over your case, and there is no charge for your initial one-hour consultation. We will help you understand your rights, the potential forms of discipline to your license, and the steps you can take to protect your ability to practice. Contact us at 312-335-9470 to set up your free consultation today.