He knows the law.

Because of his legal experience and relationship with the BRN (Board of Registered Nursing), he was able to negotiate a public reproval and avoid a court hearing and probation. I am so grateful and relieved. I would definitely recommend him.

-Cindy O., RN

Paul Chan is great

at what he does and I would recommend him to anyone being faced with accusations and charges from their Board. Paul is honest, hard working, and fair. He understands the process as well as has established relationships with the attorney's and people that make up the BRN.

-Tami M. RN

I am so thankful

for your expertise/ knowledge that you have demonstrated throughout my journey to keep my license as a professional registered nurse. I truly appreciate your professionalism and effort that I have respected from the first visit throughout my time with you .

-Debra J. RN

Sacramento Medical Board Investigations

If you are a licensed medical professional who has been implicated in a medical board investigation, you must act quickly to safeguard your professional reputation, your career and possibly your freedom. You need an experienced Sacramento professional licensing defense lawyer.

My name is Paul Chan, and I represent clients who are licensed professionals in their respective fields. If you are being investigated by the Medical Board of California and are at risk of losing your professional license, I have information and experience you need on your side in the coming proceedings. Contact my office online or call 916-520-3390 to schedule a free consultation.

Protecting the Rights of Physicians

A formal complaint is not a serious matter by itself, and generally, a proactive approach may be able to prevent serious repercussions, depending on the circumstances. If, however, the board has made a formal accusation, it is important that you have an experienced attorney to advise you on your rights and obligations. Failing to do so can have dire consequences down the line.

The Enforcement Process of the Medical Board of California

The kickoff event for this process is an initial complaint made by the public, another medical professional or some other party who has reason to believe you have violated the licensing rules. The complaint is then reviewed by the Central Complaint Unit (CCU), which conducts an initial review to make sure that the board has jurisdiction, the complaint is well-founded and disciplinary action is required (as opposed to a minor offense punishable by administrative citation or fine).

Once the CCU determines that a violation may have occurred, the case will go to the local district office of the Board. If there is sufficient evidence to warrant an administrative hearing, an attorney general will file a formal accusation. If the licensee who has been accused challenges the charges against him or her, an administrative hearing conducted by the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) occurs. An administrative law judge (ALJ) presides and issues a written decision. This decision is reviewed by the board, which may alter the amount of punishment, but not the overall decision.

After a decision of the ALJ is adopted, the licensee has 30 days to petition for reconsideration of the decision. If still unsatisfied with the outcome, he or she may appeal to the courts.

Planning, Investigation and Execution Are the Hallmarks of Attorney Paul Chan

Every case is different. Every client is different. When representing my clients, I work with them to construct a truthful, compelling and correct narrative of the events surrounding the investigation by the board. Together, we can create a plan that includes investigation of all the relevant evidence as well as the deposition of witnesses or other persons of interest. When the facts have been added to the narrative of my client, I will use my experience and skill at trial to make a compelling case that my client's version of events should win out.

Contact a San Jose Medical License Defense Attorney

For confident, capable and affordable representation in your administrative law or professional licensing matter, look no further than the Law Offices of Paul Chan. Please contact me online for a free consultation or call 916-520-3390. I look forward to hearing from you.