Mandatory Child Abuse Reporting

Mandatory Child Abuse Reporting: Licensed Professionals & Liability in Illinois

Chicago IDFPR Attorney Michael V. Favia is a former Illinois Assistant Attorney General and Former IDFPR Chief Prosecutor. Attorney Favia and his team of Chicago IDFPR Lawyers represent professionals licensed in Illinois and other states. Favia Law Firm attorneys resolve IDFPR cases, investigations, prosecutions, and audits. Being a former Chief of Prosecution at the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Michael V. Favia’s contacts and relationships are helpful in negotiating resolutions. If necessary, Favia Law Firm trial lawyers represent licensed professionals at informal, formal hearings, and circuit court appeals if necessary. Call an experienced Chicago IDFPR Attorney at the Law Firm of Michael V. Favia & Associates in Chicago and Rolling Meadows, Illinois at (773) 631-4580.

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Podcast about Illinois Professional Licensing and the IDFPR

Chicago IDFPR Attorney Jacqueline Stein Podcast on Licensed Professional Regulation Updates

An important takeaway: Always consult an experienced Chicago IDFPR attorney when matters arise with the Department. The Law Office of Michael V. Favia & Associates and their team of IDFPR consultants know how to help with license applications, IDFPR complaints, and investigations, probation and compliance, administrative review, and appeal of disciplinary decisions.

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Misrepresenting Credentials and Professional Discipline

Misrepresenting Credentials and Professional Discipline

“Professionals should be aware that knowingly or unknowingly misrepresenting or failing to update their credentials when testifying in depositions or in court exposes them to potential discipline. The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) takes the position that such misrepresentation is unprofessional and a violation of the Illinois Medical Practice Act. I believe they would take the same position against any professional who misrepresents their credentials.” Michael V. Favia, Chicago IDFPR Attorney and Principal Attorney at Michael V. Favia & Associates, P.C..

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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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