Louisiana Board of Psychologists Defense Attorney
As a Louisiana licensed psychologists you play an integral role in maintaining the health and well-being of the people of our state. The education, time, training and expense that you spent to become licensed as a Psychologist is admirable. Therefore, I imagine that finding out that your professional license to practice psychology is denied, under investigation, or subject to revocation and discipline is heartbreaking to say the least, as any such action can jeopardize your livelihood and all the efforts you put into getting the license. Elizabeth B. Carpenter is an award winning attorney who is ready to fight for your reputation and livelihood.
The Louisiana State Board of Examiners of Psychologists (LSBEP) is the primary regulatory body for Louisiana psychologists. Its role is to ensure that all psychologists conduct themselves professionally and practice at the highest levels with the foremost goal of public protection. Much of their work is accomplished through the investigation of complaints and imposition of disciplinary actions or remedial measures.
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Complaints regarding misconduct come from various sources, but some of the most common types of issues that may trigger an investigation by the Board involve:
- Inappropriate relationships with clients/Boundary issues
- Fraudulent claims or advertising practices
- Failure to follow the American Psychological Association Ethical Principles
- Substance abuse issues
- Conflcits of interest
- Inaccurate or falsified billing practices
- Being convicted of a felony or other criminal offenses
- Breaches in the standards of community practice – gross negligence and incompetence
Psychologist License Defense Louisiana
A complaint to the Louisiana State Board of Examiners of Psychologists (LSBEP) can come from any number of sources, such as a former employee, a colleague or competitor, a patient or family member, an insurance company, or a law enforcement agency. When a complaint is made against a licensee, the Board will usually notify the subject of their investigation by mail. This letter informs the licensee of the opportunity to respond to the allegations by a specified date. This initial response is one of the most critical stages of the investigation. It sets the tone and establishes a body of evidence for much of the case. It is at this critical moment that the psychologist should seek the assistance of a professional license defense attorney.
An experienced professional license defense attorney can help at every stage of the agency proceedings. During the early investigation stages, an attorney can help gather supporting evidence and in the drafting of persuasive responses to the Board. A licensed psychologist defense attorney can also help prepare for an informal conference and advocate on the licensee’s behalf at the conference. If an agreed resolution is possible, an attorney can frequently negotiate the best possible terms. If a contested hearing is unavoidable, our attorney’s litigation and trial skills will be invaluable.
Experienced Psychologist Defense Attorney
Early attorney involvement is key and can make the difference in the outcome of your matter. Attorney Elizabeth B. Carpenter understands how licensing agencies operate. She knows how licensing boards conduct their investigations and how prosecutors build their cases. she believes in taking proactive steps to defend her clients’ licenses and earning capacity.
Do not gamble with your reputation and livelihood. Contact Ms. Carpenter today to schedule a consultation, she is ready to serve as your advocate. 504-599-5955