In Illinois, psychologists are licensed and regulated through the Clinical Psychologists Licensing and Disciplinary Board. A valid license is required in order to practice psychology and provide treatment to patients, and any threats or potential discipline to these licenses should be addressed promptly and effectively.
If you are facing disciplinary action to your clinical psychologist license or need to address any other licensing issues, the attorneys of Williams & Nickl, LLC can provide efficient and effective legal help. We have more than 55 combined years of legal experience, and we have represented more than 3,000 clients in cases involving professional licenses before the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR). As a former Chief of Prosecution for IDFPR, Attorney Edward Williams can provide invaluable insight into these cases, and he and Attorney Fred Nickl have the knowledge and experience that can help you protect your license.
There are a wide variety of reasons a psychologist may face disciplinary action to their license. We can assist with cases involving:
We have helped clients address a wide variety of disciplinary issues, including cases in which a professional license has been suspended or revoked. In one case, a physician’s license was revoked after being represented by another attorney at trial with the IDFPR. We appealed the case to the Circuit Court and convinced the judge to remand the case back to the IDFPR with instructions to reduce the discipline.
If you have received a formal complaint, or if the IDFPR has sent you a notice regarding discipline to your psychologist license, you should consult with our attorneys before speaking to an IDFPR prosecutor, providing them with documents or information, or surrendering your license. We know the formal and informal policies and procedures followed by the IDFPR, and we can determine the best strategy to minimize the impact on your license, your reputation, and your career. In many cases, we are able to present evidence and explanations that help our clients resolve their cases with no public discipline.
We can also assist with any issues that may affect your application for a clinical psychologist license. If you have received a Notice of Deficiency Checklist or a request for information about previous criminal convictions or discipline in another state, we can help you determine the ideal response to these queries. During your free, one-hour consultation, we will go over your case and help you understand your options. In some cases, you may be able to respond to the IDFPR on your own, while in others, we may work with you to provide an explanation that will help ensure that your license is issued in a timely fashion.
When you are facing licensing issues, it is crucial to work with an attorney who understands the laws and regulations that affect psychologist licenses. We know how the Clinical Psychologist Licensing Act (225 ILCS 15, et. seq.) affects these cases, and we understand the procedures put in place by the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act (5 ILCS 100/1-1, et. seq.), the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois (20 ILCS 2105/2105-1, et. seq.), and other related rules and statutes. Our experience addressing these types of cases before the Clinical Psychologists Licensing and Disciplinary Board will help you resolve these matters quickly and effectively.
At Williams & Nickl, LLC, we have the knowledge and experience you need in your professional license defense case. If you need to address potential discipline to your psychologist license, contact us to arrange a complimentary consultation. At no cost to you, we will review your case, explain the nature and extent of the disciplinary action you may face, and determine the best strategy for defending your license. To learn more about how we can help, call us today at 312-335-9470.