Chicago RN License Defense Attorney

Helping Registered Nurses in Chicago Maintain Their Professional Licenses

The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) regulates licensure for a wide range of professions in our state, including for various types of health care workers. Medical professionals who work in close contact with their patients must meet strict guidelines to obtain and keep their professional license, and this includes registered nurses, nurse practitioners, and advanced practice nurses, among others. Requirements include completing a rigorous course of education, passing one or multiple exams, and meeting certain criteria to obtain a nursing license and begin working. Once a license has been issued, the IDFPR has the power to suspend or revoke it if they believe the license holder acted inappropriately or unethically.

If you’re having trouble obtaining your nursing license, or you are facing investigation or adverse action by the IDFPR, you want the right Chicago professional license defense attorney on your side. Contact 1818 – An Advocacy Group to learn more about our services today. 

Regulation of Nursing Professions in Illinois

To help ensure that patients receive safe, reliable care, the Illinois Board of Nursing regulates the licensing of all nurses in the state. They also investigate complaints and enforce disciplinary actions against nurses and RNs.

Some people might have hiccups in the licensing process due to certain information in a background check or on their application. An experienced professional licensing lawyer can review your obstacles to licensure and help demonstrate to the IDFPR that you deserve the license that allows you to practice in your field.

Is Your RN License in Jeopardy?

The IDFPR might receive complaints or other information that leads it to initiate an investigation into a nurse. There are different reasons why an investigation might arise, including suspected or alleged:

  • Unprofessional conduct
  • Unethical conduct
  • Negligent practice or substandard care
  • Violating confidentiality protected by federal and state law
  • Failing to keep proper records
  • Financial irresponsibility
  • Physical impairments that might impact job performance
  • Mental impairments that might impact job performance
  • Sexual harassment or misconduct
  • Criminal convictions
  • Misconduct or complaints in “sister” states

While some complaints against nurses have merit, others definitely do not. As soon as you know you are under investigation, your first step should be to seek license defense representation.

How an IDFPR Defense Attorney Can Help

Our firm can represent you throughout the entire IDFPR disciplinary process, including:

  • Examining the complaint against you
  • Coordinating with the investigators
  • Representing you at the “informal” conference (which is anything but informal or casual)
  • Negotiating a consent agreement or settlement with the IDFPR
  • Representing you at the formal hearing
  • Appealing the suspension or revocation of your nursing license

There is too much at stake to not have the proper legal representation by a knowledgeable license defense attorney. 

Contact a Chicago RN License Attorney to Discuss Your Concerns

At 1818 – An Advocacy Group, we understand how important a valid professional license is to people who make a living in health care in Illinois. We also know how stressful and concerning it can be to have your license be put in jeopardy. Contact us to learn how we can help today.

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