Podcast: Professional Licensing and Regulation With Jacqueline Friedman-Stein

Licensed professionals receiving administrative notices of regulatory actions have one chance to make a good impression. In this podcast, Jacqueline Friedman-Stein walks us through common professional licensing and regulation issues and scenarios. A former Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) attorney, Stein knows the Department’s concerns and can best advise and represent your […]

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Michael V. Favia speaks at CBA Administrative Law Committee Meeting Monday March 20

Come have lunch with the Chicago Bar Association Administrative Law Committee on Monday, March 20, from 12: 15 to 1:30 p.m. The topic is “Medical Cases Before the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.” There are many nuances of administrative law and professional regulation that apply in the review of cases involving health care […]

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Relaxed restrictions: Health care licenses and criminal convictions

On January 1, 2017, new laws on the books in Illinois took effect. Among the new laws passed was a bill to protect applicants for professional licenses who may also have a record of a criminal offense and conviction. Prior to the new law, applicants for health care licenses[i] were barred from applying for a […]

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Nursing professions regulated by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation

  The nationwide nursing shortage hit Illinois and the problem is there are not enough young nursing professionals to replace the number of retiring baby boomer nurses. In a recent survey, a third of the currently working nurses age 55 and older plan to retire within the next five years.[i] Research shows that even fewer […]

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State agencies including the IDFPR work together to keep Illinois residents safe.

Healthcare Podcast Recap: Several recent healthcare professional and consultant interviews!

In case you missed them, below are several recent Internet radio podcast interviews featuring a variety of healthcare professionals with relationships and connections to the Chicago-based team of Illinois Licensing Professional Consultants. From first seeking a professional healthcare license, to managing exposure and liability in complex health systems, the individuals featured in this series, have […]

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Will a DUI arrest and conviction affect my physicians or nursing license?

Michael V. Favia and Associates, P.C., works with physicians and health care professionals who are arrested and face conviction for DUI, helping clients mitigate the damage to their license and future health care career.

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Illinois doctors fearful of investigation for participating in Medical Cannabis Pilot Program

Some doctors in Illinois are hesitant to provide referrals for medical marijuana as they hear news of the state medical licensing board and agencies investigating some of the physicians who do provide medical marijuana referrals. While doctors who participate in the practice of making medical marijuana referrals may be operating in compliance with state law, there is always potential for abuse. With the medical marijuana law, the Medical Cannabis Pilot Program, in Illinois being relatively new, it is likely there are physicians who do not understand all the requirements and duties under the law. The doctors under investigation could receive a written reprimand or more discipline including the suspension and revocation of medical licenses and privileges.

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Home health care fraud in Bloomingdale, bogus certifications lead to jail time

Home health care facilities can be hotbeds for fraud and prosecutors with their investigators recently put another fraud case in the news. The Bloomingdale-based Home Care Physicians Inc., part-owner and employee, Dr. Arthur Davida, 62, pleaded guilty and received a 2-year sentence in connection with home health care fraud. Physicians engaging in fraudulent activities are […]

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About the Illinois Professional Licensing Consultants and Attorneys

Attorney Michael V. Favia, founder and CEO of the Illinois Professional Licensing Consultants, is a former Chief of Prosecution for the Illinois Department of Regulation (IDPR – now IDFPR). Favia’s 20 plus years of professional licensing experience, working on the not only the investigation and prosecution but also as defense counsel in professional licensing matters, […]

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State Medical Boards: Healthcare licensing and issue spotting with medical malpractice cases

The 10th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution gives the states authority to create laws and regulations to license and oversee professionals. In the healthcare industry like others, a license to practice is not an inherent right of the doctor, rather a privilege granted by state boards. The individuals elected to establish and oversee state medical […]

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