South Carolina Board of Pharmacy Professional License Defense Lawyers
Whether you are a licensed South Carolina pharmacist, pharmacy tech, or a pharmacy intern, you work hard to ensure that your customers receive top notch service.
However, no one is perfect and the reality is that if you are like most, you are short on time and operating under a great deal of pressure. If you are licensed as a pharmacist, or pharmacy tech in South Carolina, you are required to abide by the South Carolina Pharmacy Practice Act which is enforced by the South Carolina Board of Pharmacy. Even a technical violation may subject you to discipline and place your professional livelihood in jeopardy.
Despite your best efforts, a complaint may be filed against you. Whether initiated by a patient, customer, co-worker, your employer, or another medical professional, a complaint filed with the South Carolina Pharmacy Board may result in discipline including a public reprimand, license suspension, license revocation, and depending upon the circumstances, criminal charges. As a licensed SC pharmacist or pharmacy tech, make sure that you know your rights.
Ignoring the situation will not make it go away. When you are faced with responding to a South Carolina Board of Pharmacy complaint, contact a South Carolina Professional License Defense attorney for a free consultation to discuss your options.
A pharmacist or pharmacy tech licensed in South Carolina may be subject to discipline, and/or denied a license by the South Carolina Board of Pharmacy, if he or she is accused of engaging in and/or has engaged in behavior, including, but not limited to:
- Criminal conduct;
- Practicing while under the influence of drugs or alcohol;
- Practicing beyond the authorized scope of practice;
- Substance abuse and substance dependence;
- Medication errors;
- Prescription fraud;
- Drug abuse or addiction;
- Allowing professional duties to be conducted by unlicensed individuals or conducting or authorizing work outside the scope of practice;
- Failing to maintain proper records; and
- Prescription fraud.
Depending upon the circumstances, you may be denied a license, receive a public reprimand, fine, license suspension or revocation, and in the event of diversion, criminal charges.
Responding to a South Carolina Pharmacy Board Complaint
If a complaint is filed against you, you can be certain that an investigator from the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulations (“LLR”) will contact you. The investigator may claim that he/she just needs a little bit of your time to enable him/her to close the case, but be wary. The investigator works for LLR and anything you say can be used against you. You have the right to decline comment until you talk to a South Carolina professional licensing attorney. The Strom Law Firm, LLC offers a consultation to discuss your case free of charge.
Investigations into complaints against your license can be trying. Complaints can affect you legally, financially, and personally. The first step you should do when contacted by investigators is to contact a South Carolina Professional License defense attorney. An attorney can help lessen the burden on you and help you fight to keep or obtain your license.
Handling a Referral to The Recovering Professional Program
If you are accused of an alcohol or drug related offense, you may be required to submit to an assessment with RPP. The RPP works in partnership with LRADAC (Lexington/Richland Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission) and LLR. RPP can evaluate you and may prescribe treatments and continued monitoring. RPP’s goal is to help you get back to practicing as efficiently and safely as possible.
If you think believe you are being investigated by the South Carolina Board of Pharmacy, take advantage of our free consultation. Even if you choose not to hire us, we can let you know what to expect. At the Strom Law Firm, LLC have professional licensing defense attorneys who can help you with allegations of professional misconduct or criminal matters. Do not wait until it is too late, if you are facing charges with the South Carolina Board of Pharmacy contact us now. 803-252-4800.