The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA), Health Services and Health Professions Department in the Bureau of Health Care Services, together with various state licensing boards, regulates over 400,000 health professionals in Michigan, in over two dozen fields. These include:
In light of the struggling job market in Michigan and elsewhere, health care professionals cannot afford action against their licenses that will jeopardize current employment and/or the ability to secure employment in the future. For this reason, professionals must take swift action at the first sign of any threat to their licensure. Just because a complaint has no basis in fact, or because a licensing board investigator tells you not to worry, doesn't mean your license is safe. Although burying one's head in the sand may seem to be the best action when that letter or phone call comes, it is not a viable option when one's professional health care license is on the line.
A threatened disciplinary action or loss of health care license can be overwhelming. Lake Orion attorney Carol Holmes guides health care professionals through the Michigan disciplinary process, offering support and unique insight into this area of administrative law. In addition to having practiced law in Michigan since 1983, Carol has also held a Michigan nursing license for over forty years.
As a nurse, Carol understands the workings of the health care system and the importance of a professional health care license. As an attorney who concentrates her practice in administrative law, she is well-versed in the workings of the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs ("LARA"), the potential pitfalls for health care professionals in the disciplinary process. Administrative law, dealing with government and regulatory bodies, differs significantly from civil and criminal law; in administrative actions, it is essential for a health care professional to be represented by an experienced attorney who is familiar with, and practices this type of law.
Carol Holmes doesn't take cases to settle them; she takes them to offer clients the strongest and most proactive defense possible. Carol believes in informing and empowering clients: helping them understand the health care license disciplinary process, giving them critical information about defending a health care license, offering guidance when a health care license has been revoked or suspended.
We invite you to contact our Lake Orion, Michigan office by phone at 248-690-7059, toll free at 866-814-9004, by e-mail via firstname.lastname@example.org, or by using our online contact form. We look forward to working with you.