What to do after you lose your medical license

On Behalf of | May 21, 2023 | Professional License Issues |

Being licensed as a medical provider is not easy. Fulfilling all the requirements of the Pennsylvania Department of State can be complicated. The department has a mission of protecting the public’s health and safety. Therefore, a practitioner accused of acting contrary to this mission may lose their license. 

If your license is revoked or suspended, here is what you should consider doing:

Stay calm

Losing your medical license is shocking, and it can even be more devastating to accept that you may not be practicing for some time. Nonetheless, it will help to stay calm. Reaching out to the department immediately and defending yourself may not be the best option. You may make moves that can cost you in the future. 

You should take some time off, perhaps a few days. Going to therapy and joining support groups of providers who have lost their licenses in the past can help you stay calm.

Obtain more information

You need to obtain more information about the reason for losing your license. The State Board of Medicine should provide in-depth information about your case in your license revocation or suspension letter, but you can contact them for more details. You should have adequate information going into the proceedings.

Gather evidence

Now that you are well-informed of the root, you need to gather any related evidence, including medical records, communications, and so on. However, when doing this, avoid documents that may violate a patient’s privacy or other regulations. You don’t want to make moves that can make the board question your skills even more.

If your medical license is suspended or revoked, it may be best to learn more about your case and get legal guidance to protect your career.