Few things are more threatening to a medical doctor, dentist, chiropractor, psychologist, pharmacist, nurse, or other licensed professional than the prospect of being investigated.
Licensed professionals work today under a constant shadow of scrutiny. A host of federal laws, administrative regulations, licensing board rules and other statutes and ordinances regulate almost every aspect of professional practice. More and more patients, clients, competitors, and regulators are bringing charges and complaints for an assortment of real and imagined misdeeds. Across the country, state licensing boards are increasing the number of licensees disciplined each year. The longer you practice, the more likely you are to be investigated.
However, knowledge replaces fear, and taking some precise, careful steps when investigated will help ensure that your rights are safeguarded and may result in a better outcome.