Protecting Professionals’ Licenses Throughout Florida
Florida Statute 455.2273 governs disciplinary guidelines related to those licenses obtained from the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR).
McIntosh Law has a history of successfully guiding clients through the administrative process for negative licensing actions. If you are charged with a state or federal criminal offense, special attention must be paid to the effect an adjudication or plea agreement will have on your professional license.
Department Of Business And Professional Regulation
The following occupations are typically subject to the disciplinary guidelines of the DBPR:
- Alcoholic beverages and tobacco
- Asbestos contractors and consultants
- Athlete agents
- Boxing, kickboxing and mixed martial arts
- Building code administrators and inspectors
- Certified public accounting
- Community association managers
- Construction industry
- Drugs, devices and cosmetics program
- Electrical and alarm contractors
- Elevators and other conveyances, technicians, inspectors and companies
- Employee leasing companies
- Harbor pilots
- Home inspectors
- Hotels, motels, apartments and other lodging
- Interior design
- Landscape architecture
- Mold-related services
- Paris-mutual wagering facilities
- Real estate
- Restaurants, take-outs, delivery, caterers and mobile food vendors
- Talent agencies
- Veterinary medicine
- Yacht and ship brokers and salespersons
McIntosh Law also provides professional license defense to physicians, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, psychologists and other licensed health professionals. Our services include representing you throughout the investigation process, at your appearances before professional boards and during the administrative hearing.
The Florida Board Of Medicine
With McIntosh Law, you have a team of lawyers equipped with the experience and knowledge required to defend your license against any disciplinary actions brought against you.
The Florida Board of Medicine statutes state that you must have a valid Florida medical license to practice medicine in Florida. The board or department can take disciplinary action against you based upon the grounds enumerated in Florida Statute 458.331.
As a doctor or medical professional, you are required to know and comply with the laws and rules as they pertain to your professional practice. McIntosh Law has represented individuals employed throughout the health care industry, including:
- Medical doctor (MD)
- Resident, interns, fellows and House physicians
- Medical faculty (MC)
- Areas of critical need (CAN)
- Physician assistants (PA)
- Anesthesiologist assistants (AA)
- Limited license
- Visiting faculty
- Visiting physician
- Visiting physicians (cancer centers)
- Expert witness
- Public health
- Public psychiatry
- Military spouses
- Office surgery registration (OSR)
- Pain management clinic (PMC)
Board Of Nursing
At McIntosh Law, clients often have questions about whether they need to self-report potential disciplinary violations or whether voluntary admission into the Intervention Project for Nurses (IPN) is the best avenue to protect their nursing license.
If there is an investigation against you or a complaint has been filed against you by a patient, or if you are contemplating self-reporting an act that may constitute grounds for a denial of a license or disciplinary action, contact McIntosh Law. We can counsel you on your best options and help you determine whether you need representation to defend your license.
It is worth reviewing Florida Statute 464.018 and reading the provisions for disciplinary actions taken against nurses. McIntosh Law defends the following nursing professionals:
- Certified nursing assistants
- Licensed practical nurses, registered nurses
- Clinical nurse specialists
- Advanced registered nurse practitioners