Why do alleged crimes threaten medical professionals' licenses?

A Philadelphia resident can work their whole life to become the medical professional they dreamt of becoming when they were a child. After years of study, testing, paying for classes and books and struggling, they may finally receive the education that they need to get a medical license and begin practicing to care for others. It therefore seems hard to understand how an alleged DUI or drug crime may have the power to derail the individual's entire future and everything they worked hard to get.

The Pennsylvania Department of State's Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs is the entity responsible for investigating and deciding when a licensee's actions warrant disciplinary action. Under the laws of the state, this organization may investigate claims that licensees have acted unethically, immorally, below standards that have been accepted by their professions or acted out of the scopes of their professions.

Being accused of committing a crime may trigger an investigation by the Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs and may lead to the loss of an individual's license. While this entity serves an important role in safeguarding how licensees engage with their patients and patrons, its reach into the lives of men and women whose livelihoods are one the line can be devastating.

When a person learns that they have been accused of a crime, or that they have a complaint pending against them with the Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs, they should seek help immediately. Attorneys who understand the importance of preserving their clients' professional licenses can help them defend themselves against criminal charges and protect the careers they have worked hard to build.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For A Response

Ask About Your Options

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Philadelphia Office
1835 Market Street, Suite 2626
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Toll Free: 877-442-7552
Phone: 215-665-0766
Fax: 215-665-1225
Philadelphia Law Office Map

King of Prussia Office
Valley Forge Towers
Suite 107
2000 Valley Forge Circle
King of Prussia, PA 19406

Toll Free: 877-442-7552
Map & Directions

Cherry Hill Office
1101 Route 70 West
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

Toll Free: 866-427-4552
Phone: 856-354-0050
Fax: 856-454-0440
Map & Directions

Review Us