The Missouri Board of Registration for the Healing Arts is charged with licensing and regulating the various professions providing health care services to the citizens of Missouri. The Board is composed of eight physicians and a voting member of the public, and is required by law to investigate all complaints lodged against health care providers. In Illinois, a similar function is performed by the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, which oversees over one million professionals. Each Board receives approximately 1,000 complaints per year against healthcare professionals, most of which result in interviews of the healthcare providers, and some of which require a hearing before the Board.
Due to our extensive experience litigating medical malpractice claims, the members of the Sandberg Phoenix Health Law Practice Group are skilled at identifying issues and developing defenses to allegations of professional misconduct. We routinely prepare doctors, nurses, therapists, aides and other ancillary providers for interviews and assist them through the investigative process, which often takes six months to a year to complete.