In Michigan, the State must show that “emergency action is required to protect the health safety and welfare of the citizens of the state”. If you are subject to a summary suspension you have to act very quickly and will need an attorney experienced in professional licensing issues to represent you. You will need to file a petition to dissolve the summary suspension and a judge will hear the case and decide if there is enough evidence to meet the standard above. A case to dissolve a summary suspension must be plead very carefully to argue your point with a limited availability of evidence and records but also preserve issues for a final hearing to argue the merits of your case. Once the judge makes a determination about your ability to return to work, a hearing will also be scheduled in the future to determine if you should face disciplinary action as a result of the allegations. You should seek the advice of an experienced professional licensing attorney when your ability to earn an income is hanging in the balance.
Professional licensing issues and administrative hearings require a great deal of knowledge, skill and experience with issues surrounding the standard of care, legal duties and ethics. Ron Chapman and his staff of attorneys and assistants in Michigan have over 25 years’ experience in the healthcare industry helping health professionals defeat actions that threaten their profession, integrity and livelihood.
If you have received a Summary Suspension Order from a Michigan licensing board, or are aware of an investigation into your conduct, we urge you to call us immediately. We can help you determine the best course of action and, if necessary, represent you before the licensing board or administrative hearing.