South Carolina Psychology License Defense Lawyers
Psychology professionals are bound by statues and regulations set forth by the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation (LLR). A psychologist can be subject to disciplinary action for a variety of reasons including but not limited to:
- Criminal Conduct
- Practicing beyond the authorized scope of practice
- Practicing while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or while impaired due to a mental disability
- Drug Abuse or addiction
- Alcohol Abuse or Addiction
- Allowing professional duties to be performed by unauthorized staff
- Sexual Misconduct
- Failure to maintain proper records
The South Carolina Board of Psychology can issue disciplinary actions after a thorough investigation based on a complaint. A complaint may be filed by a patient, fellow employee, or other psychology professional. Just because a complaint is filed does not mean you are guilty. If you feel a complaint is filed against you, contact a professional license defense attorney before it is too late.
South Carolina Department LLR Complaints
Once a complaint is filed, an investigator from the LLR will contact you regarding the complaint. Be wary when speaking to the investigator. Know that anything you say may be used against you. The investigator may simply say they want your side of the story so he/she can close the case. You have the right to decline comment until you speak with your professional license defense attorney. Even if the investigator sounds friendly, remember they are working for the LLR.
Losing your psychology license can cause legal, financial, and emotional problems. Don’t wait until it too late. Contact a professional license attorney immediately after speaking to an investigator.
Handling Referrals to the RPP
If you have been found guilty of a drug or alcohol related offense you may be referred to the South Carolina Recovering Professionals Program (RPP). The RPP will assess your situation and determine whether you need treatment. You may be subject to monitoring by the RPP for a specified amount of time. The RPP works in conjunction with LRADAC and the LLR. Their goal is to provide you adequate care to get you back to professional practice.
If you are currently being investigated by the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation, contact a professional licensing attorney immediately. The Strom Law Firm, LLC has professional licensing attorneys who can help you during your time of need. Call for a free consultation, 803-252-4800.