California Professional License Defense

Kevin Cauley, P.C’s practice focuses on the defense of licensed professionals before state licensing boards. We represent professionals before several California professional licensing boards, including the California Medical Board, Dental Board of California, California Board of Registered Nursing, California Board of Pharmacy, California Board of Psychology, California Board of Behavioral Sciences, Physical Therapy Board of California, Physician Assistant Board of California, Board of Chiropractic Examiners, State Bar of CaliforniaCalifornia Bureau of Real Estate, Contractors State License Board, and several other boards.

Due to the focused nature of our practice, we routinely interact with state licensing boards and are familiar with their governing statutes, regulations, and procedures, as well as the various board investigators, California Department of Consumer Affairs investigators, attorney generals, and board staff who handle professional licensing cases on behalf of the State of California.

We understand that your ability to practice your chosen profession is on the line. We work diligently on each of our cases to achieve a resolution that works best for your individual situation.

We represent licensed professionals at all stages of the licensing process, including:

  • Applications
  • Investigations & investigative interviews
  • Citations and fines
  • Stipulated settlements
  • Diversion programs
  • Board appearances
  • Administrative hearings
  • Reconsideration of administrative law judge decisions
  • Agency adoption of administrative law judge decisions
  • Judicial review of administrative decisions in superior court
  • Rule waiver/variance requests
  • Reinstatement applications
  • Petitions for modification of probation
  • Petitions for early termination of probation
  • Extraordinary remedies to enjoin licensing board disciplinary actions and/or collateral proceedings

We routinely handle board actions concerning allegations of:

  • Substance abuse/chemical dependency
  • Criminal convictions
  • Violations of the Medical Practice Act
  • Disciplinary action against a professional license held in another state
  • Fraud in applying for or renewing a license
  • Unprofessional conduct
  • Performance falling below the standard of care
  • Unlawful prescribing practices
  • Patient complaints
  • Incomplete/errors in charting/recordkeeping
  • Pain management prescribing practices
  • Sexual misconduct/boundary violations
  • Negligence, fraud or misconduct
  • Malpractice claims
  • Unlicensed practice
  • Cognitive impairment (aging practitioners)
  • Adverse National Practitioner Data Bank reports
  • Suspension or revocation of specialty board certification
  • DEA Certificate sanctions, revocations, or suspensions
  • Peer review/credentialing reports

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