What happens when a Michigan health care license is revoked or suspended? Not all suspended or revoked licenses can be reinstated. In cases where reinstatement is possible, having a knowledgeable and experienced attorney optimizes the chances of reinstatement.
An Application for Reinstatement of a Suspended/Revoked License or Registration must be filed, along with the appropriate fee, and supporting documents attached to the application. These include at least two affidavits in support of the application. These affidavits must be notarized and must contain statements indicating that the professional seeking reinstatement is of good moral character, able to resume the practice of the profession with reasonable skill and safety, and that it is in the public interest that the license be reinstated.
The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) Bureau of Health Care Services currently sets forth eight guidelines which, if applicable, must be satisfied in order for a Michigan health care professional's license to be reinstated:
Michigan health care professionals are required to comply with other requirements for reinstatement of a license, including submitting to a criminal background check and fingerprinting. If a response is filed by the Bureau or Office of Attorney General, in opposition to the application within 30 days of the application's filing, a hearing on the matter will be scheduled. These hearings take precedence over Administrative Hearings, so you must be prepared to immediately proceed with your Reinstatement Hearing once your petition is submitted. The hearing may be scheduled within a matter of weeks.
It cannot be emphasized strongly enough that a professional must be thoroughly prepared for any hearing regarding professional license reinstatement. The stakes are very high: if an application for reinstatement is rejected by the Board after a hearing, the applicant may be required to wait another full year before reapplying.
The best way to prepare for a reinstatement hearing is to enlist the help of a Michigan attorney who has extensive experience in health care licensing defense; most attorneys, unless they concentrate their practice in this field, are unfamiliar with this area of administrative law. Since this is a specialized area of the law, not all attorneys who are licensed in Michigan are familiar with this practice area. Keep in mind that an inexperienced attorney can actually permanently harm your license, and cost you needless fees and expenses. Carol Holmes, with decades of experience in this area of the law, can help you maximize your chances of demonstrating compliance with the guidelines for reinstatement.
If your license has been suspended or revoked, and you would like to explore the possibility of reinstatement, we invite you to contact our 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.