Today, many doctors and other medical providers practice in multiple states, and when doing so, they must obtain a medical license in each location. When a physician from another state applies for a medical license in Illinois, they may encounter a variety of issues, and the denial of a license will not only affect their practice in this state, but it may have negative consequences in other states as well. Because of this, the denial of a license should be addressed immediately with the assistance of a skilled attorney.
At Williams & Nickl, LLC, our lawyers have more than 55 combined years of experience addressing professional licensing issues in Illinois. Attorney Edward Williams is the former Chief of Prosecutions for the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR), and he and Attorney Fred Nickl have represented more than 3,000 licensed professionals in cases involving application denials or disciplinary action. Edward and Fred understand the statutes, rules, and procedures governing medical licenses in Illinois, and we can help you determine the best strategy for achieving a positive outcome to your case.
A medical provider who is licensed in another jurisdiction may apply for licensure by endorsement in Illinois. However, even if an applicant has a valid medical license in another state, their application may be denied for a variety of reasons, including:
In some cases, the IDFPR may send a Notice of Deficiency Checklist requesting additional information about an applicant’s background, previous instances of discipline to a medical license, criminal convictions or DUI arrests, or other issues that may affect a person’s ability to practice medicine. In other cases, the IDFPR may send a Notice of Intent to Deny an application for licensure. Before responding to these notices or providing any information to IDFPR personnel, we strongly recommend that you contact us to discuss your options. We will provide you with a complimentary one-hour consultation in which we will examine the circumstances of your case and help you determine your best course of action.
The denial of a license application can not only affect a person’s ability to practice medicine in Illinois, but it can have an adverse effect on medical licenses in other states as well. In some cases, it may be best for a person to withdraw their license application. However, this withdrawal may be reported to the Federation of State Medical Boards and the National Practitioner Data Bank. Our lawyers can help you determine how to handle Illinois medical license application issues without affecting licenses in other states.
We have a record of success in helping clients address a wide variety of licensing issues. In one case, we represented an out-of-state radiologist who was denied a medical license in Illinois. We were able to help him withdraw his license application without any negative report being issued to the National Practitioner Data Bank, ensuring that potential discipline in Illinois did not affect his ability to practice in other jurisdictions.
If you are a medical professional in another state who is seeking a medical license in Illinois, you will want to take steps to address any issues that may arise as quickly and efficiently as possible. If your application has been denied, or if the Illinois Medical Board has requested any information about your background, our attorneys can work with you to determine the best way to proceed and help you avoid public discipline to your licenses in Illinois and elsewhere. To schedule a free consultation and learn how we can help protect your ability to practice medicine, contact us at 312-335-9470.