Our attorneys represent health care providers in disciplinary actions. At Macaulay Jamerson Satterlund & Sessa, we handle matters in front of Virginia’s professional licensing boards, beginning as early as the initial investigation and continuing through appeal to circuit court.
Disciplinary action proceedings differ depending on the severity of the accusations at issue, the provider’s disciplinary history, and the specific licensing board involved. We work closely with each of our clients to understand their case from their perspective, formulate a sound and cohesive defense strategy, and seek a favorable outcome in light of the specific facts and circumstances at hand.
Defense Counsel for Disciplinary Actions Involving Virginia’s Professional Licensing Boards
We represent physicians, pharmacists, counselors, nurses, veterinarians, and other licensed health care professionals practicing throughout Virginia. We have significant experience representing clients in matters involving:
- Board of Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology
- Board of Counseling
- Board of Dentistry
- Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers
- Board of Health Professions
- Board of Long-Term Care Administrators
- Board of Medicine
- Board of Nursing
- Board of Optometry
- Board of Pharmacy
- Board of Physical Therapy
- Board of Psychology
- Board of Social Work
- Board of Veterinary Medicine
Each of these professional licensing boards enforces its own unique standards of practice. As a result, successfully defending against a disciplinary action requires an in-depth understanding of the governing rules and regulations of the relevant board. Our attorneys are intimately familiar with each board’s rules and regulations.
In addition to representing health care providers in disciplinary actions before the professional licensing boards listed above, we serve as defense counsel for other types of disciplinary matters, such as peer review panels and subsequent National Practitioner Data Bank Reporting. We also represent practitioners facing challenges with license issuance and those seeking reinstatement of their licenses.
There are several ways to defend against a disciplinary action, depending on the facts of the particular case. In some cases, health care providers may need to focus on mitigating the consequences of a mistake made within their professional practice. In others, it is possible to avoid professional consequences entirely.
At Macaulay Jamerson Satterlund & Sessa, we take a practical approach to target favorable and realistic results. When necessary, we provide representation for related federal audits and investigations. We also assist our clients with developing up-to-date compliance policies and procedures designed to demonstrate good faith and prevent recurrent issues.