Physical Therapy Board of California License Defense

The Physical Therapy Board of California is one of several professional regulatory boards and bureaus that exist within the Department of Consumer Affairs. The Board has the primary responsibility of licensing and regulating licensed physical therapists (PT) and physical therapist assistants (PTA) in California. Its stated mission is to promote and protect the interests of the people of California by the effective and consistent administration and enforcement of the Physical Therapy Practice Act. This mission dictates that the Board takes seriously all allegations of misconduct against a licensee. The Board will fully investigate all allegations of misconduct including improper billing practices, drug and alcohol abuse, negligent treatment of patients, improper referral services, or failing to properly supervise or utilize unlicensed assistants. The Board will also receive notice of and take action for a variety of criminal offenses including driving under the influence of alcohol.

As a physical therapist, you take pride in treating your patients and you have spent a great deal of time and money developing your skills and educational background. This is why you must take seriously any allegation against you. If you have already been contacted by the Board regarding a violation, it is imperative that you consult with a competent attorney who is experienced with representing professional license holders and applicants. The attorneys at Rothschild Wishek & Sands LLP have experience representing professional license holders and applicants accused of misconduct. They are knowledgeable and can provide guidance concerning the factors that the Board will consider when determining whether to seek disciplinary action. Our attorneys will take the time to listen to your particular situation and craft an individualized plan to defend you. What an attorney can do for you now.

If you are struggling with alcohol, drug use, or mental health issues and it has affected your practice or contributed to an allegation of misconduct, it is especially important to contact an experienced attorney who can explain or advocate for your entrance into the Diversion Program adopted by the Board which may allow you to avoid a suspension or revocation of your professional license. The attorneys at Rothschild Wishek & Sands LLP have extensive experience in representing clients with substance abuse and mental health issues and they can bring to bear effective resources and the assistance of substance abuse and mental health professionals in your case.

If you are an applicant with a criminal history or a therapist who had your license revoked in a previous disciplinary action, contact us so we can help you craft an application packet or petition for reinstatement to give you the best possible chance of obtaining your license.

For Physical Therapists facing allegations of professional misconduct before the California Physical Therapy Board, contact Rothschild Wishek & Sands LLP for knowledgeable and effective representation.

Resources:

Model Guidelines for Imposing Discipline

Verify the Status of a License

Laws and Regulations published and maintained by the Physical Therapy Board of California

 


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