South Carolina Podiatry Professional License Defense Attorneys
The practice of podiatry is overseen by the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation (LLR). A podiatrist in South Carolina can be subject to disciplinary actions for a variety of reasons including:
- 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
A South Carolina Board of Podiatry investigation can result in a public reprimand, license suspension, or the revocation of a license. During this process, it is important to understand your legal rights. A Columbia, South Carolina professional license defense attorney can help you defend your legal rights before it is too late.
A patient, fellow employee, or other medical or podiatric professional can file a complaint with the South Carolina Board of Podiatry. Once a complaint is filed, a thorough investigation will occur.
During this investigation you will receive a phone call from an investigator with the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation. It is important to remember that whatever you say to the investigator can be used against you. The investigator may come across as friendly and just want your side of the story so he/she can close the case. Remember they are working for the LLR and not necessarily in your best interest. You have the right to decline comment until you talk to your attorney. Your professional licensing defense attorney can guide you through the investigation process.
Losing your podiatry license can be legally, financially, and personally damaging. Do not wait until it is too late. Contact a professional licensing defense immediately. There will be no charge for your initial consultation.
Dealing with the RPP
If you are found guilty of an alcohol or drug related crime you may be referred to the South Carolina Recovering Professional Program (RPP). The RPP will assess you and determine whether you need treatment. They will continue monitoring you for a specified amount of time. The RPP works jointly with the LRADAC and the LLR. Their goal is to get you back to practice.
If you are currently being subject to a complaint by the South Carolina Board of Podiatry, give us a call for your free consultation. The Strom Law Firm, LLC has experience professional license defense attorneys here to help you. 803-252-4800.