Advanced Practice Providers

For over 25 years, Chapman Law Group has been representing advanced practice providers (advanced practice nurse (ARNP), nurse practitioners (NP), advanced nurse anesthetists (CRNA), nurse midwives (CNM), clinical nurse specialists (CNS), licensed practical nurse (LPN), and physician assistants (PA)). We represent providers throughout Florida, Michigan, Ohio, Idaho, and Colorado. We recognize the significant time, hard work, and financial investment that advanced practice providers put into their education and training. Therefore, we work hard to help providers protect their ability to practice and help them further their career. Our lawyers assist advanced practice providers with:

  • Disciplinary actions: suspensions, revocations, restrictions, administrative complaints, board and ALJ hearings, investigations, appeals, etc.
  • Licensure issues: denials, renewals issues, difficulty obtaining a license, reporting convictions, etc.
  • DEA: application, renewal issues, show cause orders, enforcement actions (administrative and criminal), Suboxone waivers, etc.
  • Criminal defense: fraud, diversion, DUI, prescription fraud, assault, theft, practicing beyond scope permitted, etc.
  • Employment issues: employment contract review, credentialing, termination, harassment claims, disciplinary action, retaliation, employment and contract disputes, etc.
  • Business: business formation and acquisition, purchase and sales agreements, collaborative agreements, medical director agreements, employment contracts, permitting and licensing, accreditation, CMS and Medicaid certification and enrollment, compliance plans and review, reimbursement issues, business and contract disputes, etc.
  • Credentialing: revocation and denials, NPDB issues, CMS issues, OIG exclusion, etc.
  • Professional liability: malpractice, civil and criminal negligence

Licensure and Disciplinary Matters

Our licensing attorneys help hundreds of nurses yearly with disciplinary matters that threaten their license. Our lawyers are exceptionally experienced. They defend providers against common disciplinary actions related to DUI, drug diversion, drug conviction and positive drug tests, to complex matters related to prescription fraud and drug distribution. We represent advanced practice providers at every stage of the disciplinary process: investigations, board hearings, administrative hearings, appeals, post-action reporting, and probation modifications. We also have criminal lawyers than handle any criminal component that will affect licensure.

Our licensing attorneys also assist providers who have difficulty obtaining or renewing their license. Often these issues are related to prior criminal convictions or disciplinary action, or relinquishment of a license. See Nursing License Defense.

Criminal Defense for Providers

Our criminal defense lawyers represent health care providers, including advanced practice providers, with criminal matters that impact their ability to practice. Our criminal lawers are highly knowledgeable and experienced in criminal matters related to health care, including criminal drug diversion, prescription fraud, possession and distribution of a controlled substance, and unlicensed practice. We also assist providers with other criminal matters that threaten their license, such as DUI, theft, assault, sexual misconduct, etc.

Because our criminal defense lawyers are dedicated to defending health professionals, they are knowledgeable in the many collateral consequences that can result from a criminal conviction. They counsel providers on these issues and assist when necessary (i.e. disciplinary action, reporting conviction to state, NPDB reporting, credentialing, OIG exclusion, impairment programs). See Criminal Defense.

Business Matters

Owning and operating a practice is an exciting achievement. Our goal is to assist advanced practice providers with the business, employment, licensing, and regulatory issues that arise during practice formation and management. Our goal is to help providers grow successful practices and shield them from regulatory violations, disciplinary action, and civil liability.

Our transactional lawyers assist advanced practice providers with business formation, acquisition, buy-in, and practice management issues.
We assist new practices with purchase agreements, collaborative agreements, medical director agreements, employment contracts, compliance plans, accreditation and credentialing, etc. Our lawyers assist existing practices with compliance, employment, permitting and licensing, reimbursement, and other practice issues. See Starting a Medical Practice.

Advanced Practice Provider Malpractice

Our negligence lawyers have significant experience defending providers accused of malpractice. For over 20 years we have represented providers working in the corrections industry. Our lawyers have also worked with many of the leading malpractice insurers to defend providers against malpractice actions.