Providing Representation Before the South Carolina Licensing Boards
In South Carolina, over forty professions are regulated by the South Carolina Department of Labor Licensing and Regulation (“LLR”):
Whether you are a facing the South Carolina Board of Nursing, Board of Medical Examiners, South Carolina Board of Dentistry, Board of Accountancy, Board of Education, The Commission on Lawyer Conduct or any other professional licensing board, if you are faced with defending your right to initially obtain, or continue to hold, a professional license, you understand that your license, your professional reputation, and ultimately your livelihood are at stake.
The result of a disciplinary review or LLR investigation can have lasting implications. Even a meritless claim can warrant representation by a professional license defense attorney who can protect what is at stake. Don’t make the mistake of talking to the investigator. Contact us today for a free consultation to see how we can help.
Disciplinary Board and Administrative Actions
LLR Disciplinary board and administrative actions can originate in many ways including a complaint by:
- A patient or family member of a patient,
- A client,
- A co-worker or your employer, or
- A spouse or significant other.
While the complaint will vary and depend upon the profession, allegations may include neglect, malpractice, incompetence, and substandard care or treatment.
Disciplinary action may also be initiated as a result of a criminal charge including:
- Drug or alcohol abuse, including DUI
- Theft or embezzlement
- Fraud or misrepresentation
- Violent crime, including domestic violence
If you are facing criminal prosecution, the fact that you are found not guilty on a criminal charge is not binding on your disciplinary action. In other words, you can be found not guilty and still lose your professional license.