Overview: Today's diverse, fast-changing, multidisciplinary health care environment involves many health care professionals who work together for the common goal of the patient. This includes physicians, nurses, physical therapists, pharmacists, and others.
All these health care practitioners obtained an education, passed applicable examinations, completed professional training, and hold a license to practice their chosen profession. The license to practice is issued by the state.
Thereafter, the state's authority and power over the practitioner often presents challenges to that professional that are not easy to navigate. State agencies routinely handle, investigate, and dismiss - or prosecute - alleged violations of law that can be career ending for the practitioner if pursued. But that process takes time with many steps necessary for due process of law.
One of the most feared actions the state may take is to issue an immediate, temporary suspension of a health care practitioner's professional license in order to prevent an alleged immediate harm to the public. Unlike the usual administrative process that takes time, once issued, the practitioner is left with an uncertain process to challenge the state action - all the while he or she is stopped from practicing.
Learn to identify the legal authority for this drastic state action. Seek to understand and defend against such state actions because they may result in ruinous practice and career consequences for the health care professional.
This program offers an objective, thorough review of the powers of the state over an individual health care practitioner to take immediate action to stop the practice of the professional. This program also reviews defenses with practice tips to defend successfully such immediate state action. Otherwise, the health care practitioner likely suffers a fatal blow to his or her professional practice and career.
Why should you attend: The state has power over a health care practitioner's license, including taking an immediate, temporary suspension of the license. Catastrophic consequences flow immediately from such a drastic action. Practitioners rightly fear a devastated practice that may not recover. Learn how these actions unfold, along with tips and techniques to survive them.
One of the most feared actions the state may take is to issue an immediate, temporary suspension of a health care practitioner's professional license in order to prevent an alleged immediate harm to the public. Once issued, the practitioner is left with an uncertain process to challenge the state action.
Erase the legal doubt in this process by learning to identify, understand, and defend against such state actions which may result in ruinous practice and career consequences for the health care professional. This program offers an objective, thorough review of the powers of the state over an individual health care practitioner to take immediate action to stop the practice of the professional.
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Mark Brengelman became interested in the law when he graduated with both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Philosophy from Emory University in Atlanta. He then earned a Juris Doctorate from the University of Kentucky College of Law. In 1995, Mark became an Assistant Attorney General and focused in the area of administrative and professional law. He represented multiple boards as General Counsel and Prosecuting Attorney.
Mark retired from state government in the summer of 2012. Also in 2012, he became certified as a hearing officer. He then opened his own law practice to focus on government services and consulting, continuing education, and the representation of health care practitioners before licensure boards and in other professional regulatory matters.
Expanding his health law experience, he was a registered legislative agent (lobbyist) for the Kentucky Association of Pastoral Counselors for the successful passage of Senate Bill 61 passed by the Kentucky General Assembly and signed by the Governor into law on April 9, 2014.
Mark is a frequent participant in continuing education and has been a presenter for over a dozen national and state organizations including the Kentucky Bar Association, the Kentucky Office of the Attorney General, and the National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute.
He is the founding presenter for "Navigating Ethics and Law for Mental Health Professionals," a continuing education training approved by five Kentucky mental health licensure boards, which was presented at Midway College with a licensed clinical social worker in 2013 and 2014.
Since October 2013, Mark has practiced law with the firm of Hazelrigg & Cox, LLP, as partner - an established law firm tracing its history in Frankfort, Kentucky, over one hundred years.
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