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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Heads Up: Illinois healthcare practitioners should pay attention to the incidence of the purchase and use of non-FDA-approved medications from foreign countries

Healthcare practitioners should be aware of recent investigations and prosecutions for the purchase and distribution of non-FDA-approved narcotics from outside the U.S. Recent reports of U.S. Federal Drug Administration (“FDA”) activity puts a spotlight on not only the civil and criminal penalties at stake, but also the safety of patients. Concerned physicians and health care […]

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Further hearing to take place in physician sexual misconduct case in Arlington Heights

Dr. Michael R. Kinney, a 28-year licensed and practicing physician and surgeon risks the indefinite loss of his license to practice in a case involving accusations of inappropriate sexual relations with a patient. From 2007 to 2008, a suburban single mother of three was treated for breast cancer with Dr. Kinney. During the period of […]

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Neglect and abuse: when the nurse steals the patient narcotics

On the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (“IDFPR”) regulates the licensing of Illinois Nurses. In the news recently, one Illinois nurse faces felony drug and neglect charges. On the IDFPR website, using the license lookup feature, Nichole Banuelos, is indicated as disciplined by having her Licensed Practical Nurse (“LPN”) license suspended as of […]

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Medicare fraud and kickbacks: Chicago psychologist loses his medical license indefinitely

Chicago area psychologist, Michael Reinstein, recently lost his medical license following the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (“IDFPR”) suspended his license for a minimum of  three years before Reinstein would be allowed to apply for reinstatement. When complaints of professional misconduct come to the attention of IDFPR, the licensing authority for many Illinois […]

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Caution: “Medical cannabis clinics” are not yet authorized to open shop, complaint issued.

We reported in March of this year that Illinois approved a pilot program for medical marijuana. In our article, The business of medical marijuana in Illinois: stay tuned, attorney, Michael V. Favia stated in response to the new law, “I think this is a fast moving business opportunity with huge potential for those who can get […]

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Illinois gives free volunteer licenses to 500 retired doctors and nurses

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed a new law recently to bring some doctors and nurses out of retirement to help serve the increased need for healthcare professional to see and treat Illinois residents in the states many free medical clinics.[i] Watch Video There are not enough doctors working in free clinics, likely prompting the new […]

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About the Health Care Workers Licensure Actions; Sex Crime Law

A recently adopted law identified as, Health care worker licensure actions; sex crimes, controls the licensing of Illinois health care workers who are involved in certain offenses, namely sex offenses. Specifically, the law applies to health care workers, as defined in the Health Care Worker Self-Referral Act, meaning “any individual licensed under the laws of […]

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MICHAEL V. FAVIA IS NOW OF COUNSEL TO FULL-SERVICE BUSINESS LAW FIRM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MICHAEL V. FAVIA IS NOW OF COUNSEL TO FULL-SERVICE BUSINESS LAW FIRM Professional Licensing Law And Litigation Attorney, Michael V. Favia Joins the Full-Service Business Law Firm of Quintarios, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A. as an Of Counsel Attorney CHICAGO – Professional licensing law and litigation attorney, Michael V. Favia, is now […]

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