License Investigation Against Licensed Mental Health Counselor Closed with Finding of No Probable Cause

Posted on Firm News by Parker Eastin

The Firm successfully defended our LMHC client against allegations that the LHMC engaged in unprofessional conduct; misdiagnosed a client; and engaged in excessive UA testing.  This result is especially notable because the complaint at issue was initiated by a competing provider in the community.

The Firm investigated the allegations at issue and prepared a rebuttal statement that highlighted evidence that demonstrated that the LMHC had acted professionally and properly, and had not violated the Practice Act.  After consideration of the rebuttal statement prepared by the Firm, as well as several supplemental rebuttals that were submitted as additional evidence came to light during the pendency of the matter, the Probable Cause Panel for the licensing board determined that probable cause did not exist and directed that the case against the LMHC be closed by the Florida Department of Health with a Letter of Guidance.

The law firm of Nicholson & Eastin, LLP regularly represents physicians, physician assistants, nurses, LMHCs, and other medical practitioners before the Florida Department of Health and the professional licensing boards.  If you have received a notice of an investigation, or you are otherwise concerned about the possible existence of a licensure matter, please do not hesitate to contact us to evaluate your case.