Medical De-Credentialing Board
Our civilian defense attorneys are best known for military court-martial trial defense and court-martial appellate practice successes.
This includes high profile/media involved military justice cases, and other serious military criminal cases that have resulted in dropped charges/cases and acquittals (not guilty of all charges and specifications).
While general court-martial (and sometimes special court-martial or summary court-martial) successes may result in more public recognition, there are many other military adverse actions that these military defense attorneys handle, that can have a dramatic impact on a military member’s career, future, and family.
A military Medical De-Credentialing Board is an adverse action taken against a military medical provider, primarily military doctors, in which the government seeks to revoke their authorization to practice medicine (medical privileges). It is a formal hearing before a board made up of military doctors. This adverse action can result from alleged provider misconduct and/or alleged medical mistakes, including malpractice. This is the ultimate adverse action for a military doctor’s privileges. Other adverse actions include suspensions and abeyances.
A military medical de-credentialing action is an extremely serious adverse action for a military member, and doctor (medical provider), to face. It can have a significant impact on the military doctor’s career (promotion and assignments) – and could even lead to administrative discharge/separation, particularly in this time of military drawdowns. It also has to be reported to the doctor’s state of licensure and the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB). 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 medical de-credentialing, suspensions, and/or abeyances. This includes the initial notification response, appearance with the military member before the formal board hearing, and appeals of adverse rulings up to, and including, the BCMR (service branch Board for Correction of Military Records). Mr. Stevens is a civilian criminal defense attorney, former 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.