Medical De-Credentialing Board
Adverse Actions Taken Against Military Medical Provider Credentials – Abeyance, Suspension, Revocation, QAI, Peer Review Hearings
While general court-martial (and sometimes special court-martial) successes may result in more public recognition, there are many other military adverse actions that could have a dramatically negatively impact on a military member’s career and future. Our civilian defense attorneys handle these adverse military actions. Such cases include adverse actions taken against a military medical provider’s credentials, such as abeyance, suspension, revocation, QAI, and Peer Review (de-credentialing) hearings.
A military adverse credentialing action is an action taken against a military medical provider’s authorization to practice medicine (credentials/privileges). These adverse actions are addressed by service specific regulations, as well as DHA-PM 6025.13. The adverse action process could proceed from abeyance or suspension of medical credentials (privileges), through negative recommendations by the QAI investigation, negative recommendations by the Credentials Committee or Credentials Function, a peer review (de-credentialing) board hearing, and negative action by the privileging authority. Adverse credentialing actions could be reported to the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB), and could have state medical licensing ramifications.
Adverse military credentials actions can be initiated based on allegations of misconduct, incompetence, or medical care that violates the applicable standard of care. Such actions could have a significant impact on the military medical provider’s license and career (promotion and assignments) – and could even lead to administrative discharge/separation, particularly in this time of military drawdowns. Negative results in these actions follow a military medical provider into medical practice in the civilian community as well. Because of this, having an experienced and aggressive defense attorney on your side is absolutely vital in these military cases.
Attorney Richard V. Stevens represents military members/doctors/medical providers facing QAI, medical de-credentialing, suspensions, and/or abeyances. Mr. Stevens is a civilian criminal defense attorney, former active duty military JAG lawyer, and former medical malpractice defense lawyer who exclusively practices military law and defends military members stationed around the world who are facing military trials, disciplinary actions, appeals, adverse actions, board hearings, and investigations.