As a doctor, you care about the well-being of others. You have made it your life to take care of others and ensure that they are in good health. Although you are doing a kind deed for others, it may also lead to situations where you have been held liable for an incident that resulted in you being penalized. If you have lost your medical license, you may be able to apply to have it restored in the future. However, you may have to wait a certain period of time before applying to have it restored. Being unable to practice medicine may be a difficult time in your life. Since you have spent years in educational institutions for this career, it is hard to put your life on hold without your medical license. The opportunity to re-apply for your medical license can give you back your career and have a positive impact on your life.
How do I pursue this?
During this process, it is important to remain patient. You cannot apply right away for restoration. Doctors that have had their license revoked may have to wait three years before applying to have it restored. The application for this process is not simple. The Board of Regents reviews the application. Since they know of your wrongdoing that has caused your license revocation, they may not be forgiving. Your license is at the discretion of the state. The state allows you to practice medicine with this license. This is considered to be a privilege. When submitting the application, a check of $750 is also required to the State Education Department.
What does the board consider?
After your application is processed, the board will consider many factors regarding your license restoration. Again, they may not be forgiving about the charges that lead to the revocation of your license. Due to this, they will want to see that you are truly remorseful for the actions you have completed that have lead to this outcome. This can show that you are less likely to do this act again and can practice medicine according to the laws and oath as a doctor.
Although you had a three-year hiatus, it is important to show the board that you have been gaining knowledge in the meantime. This can show your commitment. It can also prove that you are trying to grow as a physician while maintaining the knowledge you did have.
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