Unlicensed Practice of Health Care Profession
Representing Physicians in Palm Beach County
At Herman Law, P.A., we represent physicians and other health care practitioners who are accused of practicing medicine without an active and valid Florida license. As a former prosecutor with numerous notable distinctions in the legal field, you can be confident that your case is in highly capable hands when you are represented by Attorney Ron D. Herman.
By the nature of their work, health care practitioners will inevitably encounter moral and legal dilemmas. While there is no current legal obligation for medical students to swear upon the Hippocratic Oath or the Osteopathic Oath, an estimated 98% of American medical students do swear upon some kind of an oath, which they take very seriously.
Unlicensed health care practitioners can be placed in compromising situations where they have to choose between helping others and breaking the law – a serious moral dilemma that comes with harsh legal consequences.
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Penalties for Practicing Medicine Without a Valid License
Under Florida Statute 456.065, the unlicensed practice of a health care profession or the performance or delivery of medical or health care services to patients without a valid and active license for that profession is strictly prohibited.
In addition to the administrative and civil remedies covered under paragraphs (b) and (c), and in addition to the criminal penalties and violations enumerated in the individual health care practice acts:
- Under 456.065 (d)(1), it is a felony of the third degree, punishable by up to 5 years imprisonment and up to $5,000 in fines to: practice, attempt to practice, or offer to practice a health care profession without an active and valid Florida license to practice that profession. This includes practicing, offering to practice, or attempting to practice with a suspended, revoked, or voided license.
- Under456.065(d)(2), it is a felony of the second degree, punishable by up to 15 years imprisonment and up to a $10,000 fine to: practice a health care profession without an active and valid Florida license when such practice results in serious bodily injury. The minimum penalty for a violation of this subparagraph is 1 year incarceration and a $1,000 fine.
Protect your rights. Call Herman Law, P.A. now!
If you are facing felony charges for practicing a health care profession without an active and valid Florida license, we urge you to contact our office promptly. We are on your side and we will fight tooth and nail to help you avoid a conviction and the full wrath of the criminal justice system.
You deserve to be respected for your healing efforts and we will work tirelessly to obtain a favorable case result on your behalf. Call our office to arrange a complimentary consultation with West Palm Beach Criminal Attorney, Ron D. Herman.