Professional Licensing, Credentialing, Peer Review and Medical Staff Issues
Your professional license is critical to your career.
Disciplinary action taken against your license can have a devastating impact on your ability to practice your profession. Christine C. Whitney, P.A. represents healthcare professionals, including doctors, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, nursing home administrators, physician’s assistants, chiropractors, and many other licensed healthcare professionals in licensing matters.
Issues that come up before the Florida Board of Medicine include:
- DUI and other criminal issues
- Substance abuse
- Drug diversion
- Behavioral problems
- Hospital privileges
- Peer review
- Foreign medical education
- Continuing education
- Specialty Board certification
Issues that come up before the Florida Board of Nursing include:
- DUI, patient abuse, child abuse and other criminal issues
- Alcohol and substance problems
- Drug diversion
- Boundary violations
- Patient care
If you have received notice from the Florida Department of Health that it is investigating a complaint against you, or is considering disciplinary action against your license for any reason, you should seek counsel before you respond. Christine C. Whitney, P.A. will represent you in hearings before the professional licensing boards, and represent you in administrative hearings if you dispute the facts of the allegation. The firm will also assist you in preventing, or managing, any reports to the National Practitioner Data Bank.
Processing of Complaints to the Board of Medicine, Board of Nursing or other boards in the Florida Department of Health.
To understand how a complaint to the Board of Medicine, Board of Nursing, or other medical board in the Florida Department of Health is processed, click on the chart at Florida Health Division of Medical Assurance Enforcement Process. Be sure to call us if you need clarification.
Credentialing, Peer Review and Medical Staff Issues
The relationship between a physician and a hospital is governed by the medical staff bylaws of the hospital. The bylaws provide for a credentialing and peer review process by which the physician may be granted or denied medical staff privileges. The bylaws also set out your rights in the event of a medical staff hearing.
If you believe that a hospital is considering taking action against you, contact Christine C. Whitney, P.A. as soon as possible. Attorney Whitney has been representing physicians in professional licensing and credentialing issues for more than 28 years.
Get the personalized legal services you deserve. Call Christine C. Whitney today.
Christine C. Whitney, P.A. provides credentialing and licensing services to healthcare professionals throughout Florida and nationwide. To find out what the firm can do for you, call 904.356.4387 or contact the firm online.