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Healthcare Licensing Issues for Pharmacists

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Wisconsin pharmacist license defense lawyerIn order to practice as a pharmacist in Wisconsin, you must be properly licensed. Professional licenses ensure that pharmacists have a complete education, remain up to date on medical information, are providing adequate care to patients, and are known to the state. Pharmacists should be aware of issues that could affect their license and their ability to continue practicing pharmacy.

Pharmacist License Denial

There are a variety of ways that a pharmacist’s license can be put in danger by the State of Wisconsin Pharmacy Examining Board, which is a division of the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services. A license application may be denied, or a license may not be renewed because of a missed deadline, an alleged misrepresentation on the renewal application, or a failure to complete continuing education.

Pharmacist License Discipline

A licensed pharmacist could lose his or her license for engaging in unprofessional conduct. This conduct may include actions such as fraudulent billing or operating without proper licensing. 

Another type of unprofessional conduct relates to substance abuse or mental illness, defined as “practicing pharmacy while the person’s ability to practice is impaired by alcohol or other drugs or physical or mental disability or disease.” The Wisconsin Pharmacy Examining Board takes allegations of this nature seriously and will investigate them to the fullest extent. As professional license defense attorneys, we believe that you should always consult with an attorney before speaking to an investigator or going before the board.

While the gravity of this situation cannot be overstated, the examining board may allow you to keep your license in some capacity if you show a good faith effort in seeking medical help. This option is not available in every case, but a professional license defense lawyer can make such a request and set forth a compelling argument as to why you would be a good candidate for this disposition.

Hire a Milwaukee Professional License Defense Lawyer

If you are concerned about any aspect of your pharmacy licensure, you should speak to an attorney about your options and the best course of action. Our seasoned Milwaukee, WI pharmacist license defense attorneys will advise you of your choices and guide you through your interactions with the Wisconsin Pharmacy Examining Board.

If you struggle with substance abuse and/or mental illness, this can present a weighty personal and professional challenge. By hiring our firm to defend your license, you will be able to focus on your health while we formulate your best defense and present it to the examining board.

Whether your license is in jeopardy due to substance abuse or any other allegations of unprofessional conduct, the professional license defense attorneys at Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown LLP are ready to assist you with your case and help you protect your livelihood. Call us today at 414-271-1440.    



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