The Texas Physician Assistant Board is responsible for issuing and monitoring issues the licensing status of physician assistants within the state of Texas. They are also the entity that investigates and disciplines physician assistants who violate the Medical Practice Act. Compliance with this process is crucial to the licensing status of every investigated PA.
Consequences for Failure to Cooperate
Typically, physician assistants are notified by mail of an impending investigation. That notification requires a timely response. Failure to submit this response can escalate an investigation, possibly to the point that the PA’s license is automatically suspended until the Board can meet to determine the violating physician assistant’s fate. This bars the PA from practicing medicine and could have long-term implications, even if the suspension is ultimately lifted. Failure to comply could also result in a permanent revocation of the PA’s license. This risk is precisely why physician assistants need to take immediate and preventative action.
Taking Immediate and Preventative Action
While legal representation is not required, it is highly recommended that every PA seeks experienced counsel upon notice of an investigation from the Texas Physician Assistant Board. Not only can this ensure the PA’s rights are protected, but it can also increase the chances of a favorable outcome in their case. The attorney carefully examines the situation, ensures all deadlines are met, protects the rights of the PA, crafts meticulously crafted responses that reduce the risk of further probing, and heads off communications with the Board.
Having an attorney can also reduce the physician assistant’s stress during their investigation. Rather than having to worry about taking time away from their practice to answer questions and respond to impromptu phone calls and visits, the PA can refer the investigator to their attorney. This fielding from the attorney can also reduce the risk of the PA inadvertently saying something that could escalate the investigation against them. In the event of a hearing, the PA can also feel confident that they are effectively represented.
Contact Our Texas Physician Assistant License Defense Lawyer
If you have recently been notified of an investigation against you, do not take chances. Instead, contact Oscar San Miguel, Attorney at Law, and obtain the legal assistance you deserve. Dedicated to your best interest, our seasoned Texas physician assistant license defense lawyer will fight to protect your rights. We will represent you, every step of the way. Schedule your free, no-obligation consultation by calling 512-228-7946 today.