Professional Licensing and Discipline
Betz + Blevins has extensive experience in dealing with federal, state, and municipal regulatory agencies in the oftentimes career-jeopardizing situations that can arise in matters of professional licensing and discipline. Our firm has represented a wide variety of clients working in professions regulated by these agencies such as medicine, nursing, dentistry, accounting, teaching, and law. Our comprehensive background in handling administrative legal matters—which includes representing agencies, too, in extremely contentious, high stakes legal disputes—is especially advantageous to all our clients.
Betz + Blevins’ professional licensing and discipline practice area often involves disputes brought by state agencies such as the Indiana State Ethics Commission. As well, our lawyers have experience representing individuals in professional peer review processes concerning physician hospital privileges.
Our team has worked on diverse administrative law issues throughout the State of Indiana, including:
- Administrative hearings by state regulatory agencies
- Compliance examinations and investigations
- License suspension and revocation (professional peer review) proceedings
- Government contracts
- Insurance issues
- License applications
Some cases representative of our experience in this area are:
Ross v. Indiana State Board of Nursing —A state appeal of civil rights involving the Indiana State Board of Nursing, requiring the State Board of Nursing to pay a judgment of more than $80,000. 790 N.E.2d 110 (Ind. App. 2003)
State Board of Examiners v. Anonymous Bar Applicant—Represented the state licensing agency for attorneys. Supreme Court No. 94S00-03-1-BL-44
These prior cases in no way predict future success, but only show our past experience.