Wicker Smith has extensive experience in representing health care providers whose licenses are being investigated by the Florida Department of Health. The list of professional boards before which Wicker Smith lawyers have appeared includes the Board of Medicine, the Board of Osteopathic Medicine, the Board of Chiropractic Medicine, the Board of Dentistry, the Board of Nursing, the Board of Psychology, the Board of Physical Therapy Practice, and the Board of Pharmacy. Wicker Smith defends matters before the Department of Health’s Unlicensed Activity Program, we defend investigations into physicians’ Board Certifications, and we negotiate the process through which health care providers enter contracts with the Professionals Resource Network and the Intervention Project for Nurses.
Wicker Smith represents clients throughout the entire licensure investigative process. This includes the initial Letter of Investigation, the pre-Probable Cause process, settlement approvals before the various boards, formal hearings before administrative law judges, and appeals.