(717) 234-6200 Professional License Defense

PROFESSIONAL LICENSE DEFENSE

ATTORNEY RISH WILL BRING HIS EXPERIENCE AND PERSPECTIVE AS A FORMER BOARD COUNSEL TO YOUR DEFENSE

The services that Attorney Wesley Rish and the Rish Law Office, LLC, include the following:

  • Medical License Defense
  • Nursing License Defense
  • Physician Assistant License Defense
  • Athletic Trainer License Defense
  • Psychologist License Defense
  • Podiatrist License Defense
  • Chiropractor License Defense
  • Optometrist License Defense
  • Dental License Defense
  • Pharmacist License Defense
  • Architect License Defense
  • Funeral Director License Defense
  • Real Estate License Defense
  • Vehicle Salesperson License Defense
  • Accountant License Defense
  • and all other professions and occupations licensed by the Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs.

Attorney Rish is also available to assist professionals in obtaining their initial license or reinstatement of their license following a revocation, suspension or other disciplinary action.  

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PROTECT YOUR INVESTMENT, REPUTATION AND PROFESSIONAL LICENSE

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EXPERIENCE

Most individuals have made a significant investment in obtaining their professional license. It makes sense to select a professional license defense attorney who offers experience and perspective that most other attorneys lack to protect that investment.  Attorney Rish's experience as legal counsel to the Board of Medicine, the Board of Osteopathic Medicine, the Board of Funeral Directors, the Board of Psychology and the Board of Vehicle Manufacturers, Dealers and Salespersons distinguishes him from most other professional license defense attorneys.  Attorney Rish is available twenty-four hours a day to protect your license, your career, and your reputation. 


Attorney Rish is a frequently requested speaker on issues involving licensing and disciplinary matters, including the implications of the Voluntary Recovery Program (VRP).  He has presented at continuing legal education seminars on the defense of physicians and dentists.  Attorney Rish has spoken to the to the Quaker State Funeral Association about licensing funeral establishments with the the State Board of Funeral Directors and on other topics.  Attorney Rish has also addressed the spring 2019 meeting of the Pennsylvania State Perfusion Society on the State Board's Licensing and Disciplinary Processes.


Because it focuses on professional license defense, the Rish Law Office, attends every meeting of the State Board of Medicine, the State Board of Funeral Directors, and the meetings of many other state licensing boards to ensure that it remains up-to-date on issues, legislation,  regulations, and disciplinary matters before the licensing boards.


As a result of his experience and knowledge, Attorney Rish has been admitted to testify as an expert before the Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine regarding the collateral consequences of disciplinary sanctions imposed on physician licenses. 

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ATTORNEY RISH WAS LEGAL COUNSEL TO THE BOARD OF MEDICINE, THE BOARD OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE, AND THE BOARD OF FUNERAL DIRECTORS DURING HIS SERVICE WITH THE COMMONWEALTH

Attorney Rish has also represented other licensing boards including the Board of Psychology, the Board of Auctioneer Examiners and the Board of Vehicle Manufacturers, Dealers and Salespersons. Attorney Rish has a thorough understanding of the professional licensing  and disciplinary process, including

· applications and qualifications for a professional license 

· physician assistant written agreements

· licensure by endorsement

· appeals of a provisional denial letters

· letters of concern

·implications of the Voluntary Recovery Program (VRP)

· orders for physical and mental examination

· disciplinary actions and responses to orders to show cause

· petitions for appropriate relief

· immediate temporary suspensions

· petitions for automatic suspension

· appeals of a licensing board or commission’s final adjudication

· the collateral consequences of a professional licensing board’s disciplinary actions


Attorney Rish has assisted many physicians educated at international medical schools obtain an unrestricted license by endorsement from the Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine.  As legal counsel to the Board of Medicine, Attorney Rish routinely reviewed and advised the Board on applications for licensure by endorsement.  Attorney Rish is familiar with the guidelines that the Board of Medicine employs when reviewing endorsement applications and can provide a potential applicant with an analysis of his or her qualifications for successfully obtaining an unrestricted license by endorsement.  Attorney Rish assists individual applicants and hospitals seeking to employ  applicants in obtaining an unrestricted license by endorsement for a low-cost, flat fee.  

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REPRESENTING PROFESSIONALS THROUGHOUT THE COMMONWEALTH AND ACROSS THE UNITED STATES

Regardless of your location, Attorney Rish is available to assist you in the protection of your professional license.   Attorney Rish is available to assist out-of-state attorneys whose clients are subject to reciprocal discipline within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  He has worked with  criminal defense attorneys from around the Commonwealth  seeking to understand the potential implications of a criminal conviction on a client’s license.  


Attorney Rish promplty reviews and drafts employment agreements for physicians, physician assistants, and other health care professionals for a low-cost, flat fee.  Contact him at (717) 234-6200 or wesley@rishlawoffice.com for assistance.  


Attorney Rish can assist you in the corrective action and fair hearing processes.


Attorney Rish has assisted health care institutions, practices and individual practitioners in navigating the application processes of the state licensing boards within the Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs.  


Attorney Rish is also available to serve as personal counsel during professional malpractice actions, to protect your interests, rather than an insurance company’s interest. 


Contact Attorney Rish when you first learn that your professional license is subject to investigation to ensure your investment, your reputation, and your future is protected.