Evaluating Complaints Against Psychologists
Psychologists strive to promote their client’s mental health and well-being. In this endeavor psychologists work very closely with people, evaluating their mental functioning and processes, making the relationship between a psychologist and their clients, or patients, a very sensitive one. While almost all psychologists work extremely hard to protect that relationship, the unfortunate reality is that a client or someone else may not see it that way. In this case, a complaint may be filed against a psychologist, endangering their livelihood.
If you have been accused of unprofessional conduct, or if you have had a complaint filed against you and stand to lose your license, contact the extremely motivated and aggressive Texas psychology license defense attorneys of the Leichter Law Firm by calling 512-495-9995 today.
Processing the Complaint
Once a complaint has been filed against you, there are several steps that the complaint must go through before it reaches a Disciplinary Review Panel and becomes a case. When a complaint is filed, it must go through the following process:
- The complaint must first be reviewed to ensure that it qualifies as a legitimate complaint.
- If the complaint is determined to be legally sufficient, steps are taken to investigate the complaint. The complainant must be notified of the complaint and then respond within 30 days before the investigation can move forward.
- Once the investigation is complete, one of two things will happen. If probable cause cannot be determined, the complaint is sent to the Dismissal Committee who decides to either refer it for dismissal or to Enforcement. If, on the other hand, probable cause can be determined, it is sent to the Disciplinary Review Panel. No matter which action is taken, the complainant is notified of the decision in writing.
If your career is at stake, you cannot leave your defense to chance. The competent Texas psychology license defense attorneys of the Leichter Law Firm have years of experience handling complex cases and protecting their client’s livelihoods. Contact a lawyer about your case by calling 512-495-9995.