When facing disciplinary action by a licensing board/agency, your career and livelihood can be put on the chopping block. As such, it is important to know your rights during an investigation. Contact an experienced professional license defense attorney today and find out how we can help you.
What is an Agreed Order?
When you are notified of a complaint, you will have the opportunity to respond to the allegations against your medical license. In return, your licensing board may respond with an Agreed Order in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act. Such Agreed Order will impose some level of disciplinary action based on the egregiousness of the violation(s), including the following:
- License suspension or revocation
- Probated suspension or revocation
- Mandatory drug tests
- Mandatory continuing education courses
- Practice restrictions
- Administrative Penalties/Fines
Once an Agreed Order is executed, your licensing board present it to the proper Committee or the entire Board/Agency for consideration. Once approved, the Agreed Order becomes final and you are bound by its terms.
Should I Sign an Agreed Order?
It is crucial to understand the consequences of signing an Agreed Order. Doing so will remain on your professional license record and could have a profound impact on your career.
If you are a licensed professional under investigation by a licensing board, you should never sign an Agreed Order without first consulting with an experienced professional license defense attorney. Once an Agreed Order is signed, it is very difficult, if not impossible, to undo.