Physician License Defense

Texas Physician Health Program

Medical professionals suffering from substance use disorders, mental disorders, or certain other medical issues could possibly face a number of serious consequences, such as losing their license and the ability to work in the medical field. However, the Texas Medical Board has partnered with the Texas Physician Health Program to offer eligible medical professionals the opportunity to participate in a rehabilitation program without suffering punitive measures from the Texas Medical Board.

At the Leichter Law Firm, our Austin medical license defense attorneys may be able to help you if you are worried about losing your license due to mental or substance use problems. Whether you need assistance to file and process the appropriate documents or with the preparation of your case for the medical board, we can bring our knowledge and experience to your aid. Contact us at 512-495-9995.

Mental Illness and Medical Licenses

According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), nearly one in four American adults suffers from some form of mental illness in any given year. Sadly, there is still a great deal of stigma attached to these disorders. This is especially true for doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals who may suffer from mental illness.

If you are suspected of having any disability that impairs your work performance, your medical license may be in danger. To discuss your legal rights with a knowledgeable Texas medical license defense lawyer, call the Leichter Law Firm at 512-495-9995.

Medical License Protection

Medical professionals who are suffering from problems such as depression, substance abuse, or anxiety disorders face a difficult challenge. If they do not seek treatment, their work performance and mental and physical health can decline. However, if they do seek treatment, they may find themselves being investigated by their state’s licensing board.

During this investigation, defendants often have a limited right to privacy. The licensing board may be able to access a defendant’s past and present medical records; in some states, some of this information may even become public. This can be a frightening idea for defendants, who may even choose not to seek treatment in order to protect their privacy.

Despite this, is important to note that anyone suffering from a mental illness needs to seek the proper care. Untreated mental illness can lead to severe emotional and physical health problems. The ideal way to protect your health, medical license, and privacy is to seek treatment and contact a knowledgeable medical license defense attorney. Your attorney can help you protect your rights while you are receiving the treatment you need.

Eligible Participants

There are a number of medical professionals that are able to utilize the Texas Physician Health Program, including:

  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Surgical Assistants
  • Texas Medical Board licensure applicants
  • Acupuncturists

Others, who are ineligible to participate in the Texas Physician Health Program, are:

  • Medical professionals who have violated the standard of care
  • Medical professionals who have been convicted of a crime or felony
  • Medical professionals who have been found to be in a boundary violation with a patient or their family

Having the Texas Medical Board refer you for treatment through the Texas Physician Health Program can potentially save your license to practice medicine and, therefore, your livelihood.

Contact Us

There are a number of stipulations for participation in the Texas Physician Health Program and to avoid disciplinary action from the medical board, which is why you should speak with a knowledgeable Austin medical license defense lawyer of the Leichter Law Firm. Contact us by calling 512-495-9995 today.

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