One potential course of action during an investigation or disciplinary proceeding against a medical professional is a peer review. This might be triggered by a board complaint, serious incident involving a patient, or a whistle-blowing staff member. In some cases, the complaint might be manufactured or overblown by a disgruntled staff member or dissatisfied patient.
Many medical professionals falsely believe they don’t have to worry about a peer review because they provide a high level of care. However, a peer review places the professional under a microscope, and minor technical violations that might be commonly overlooked in daily practice could be used as the basis for expanding the investigation or issuing penalties. Further, the hearing following the completion of the peer review has a degree of subjectivity and requirement of procedural knowledge that could make it difficult for a medical professional to represent themselves.
Our offices are in Bee Cave, conveniently located just outside of downtown Austin and in close proximity to the Texas State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH). We proudly serve clients from all across the State of Texas and are also licensed to practice in Louisiana and California. We provide guidance throughout the peer review process from the initial complaint to the review process to the final hearing. Contact us to schedule a consultation.