Attorneys Representing LICENSED Professionals



Bruno Law Office is a law firm that defends professionals and their licenses before the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation is a State Agency that licenses and regulates over 30 different industries and professions.  The State Agency sets out licensing requirements for a given profession.  The State Agency is also responsible for the regulatory process of professional licenses.

We at Bruno Law Office recognize that you worked hard for your professional license and we will guide you through the licensing and regulatory process.


DIVISIONS OF IDFPR

IDFPR has different divisions that regulate professional licenses

  • The Division of Banking
  • The Division of Financial Institutions
  • The Division of Professional Regulation


POWERS AND DUTIES IDFPR

The IDFPR, Division of Professional Regulation, protects consumers and the public at large by setting forth educational and testing requirements for individuals to qualify for a professional license.  The Division of Professional Regulation is also responsible for setting forth regulations which professionals must adhere to in order to maintain the professional license.   

The Department of Professional Regulation Law sets forth by statute at 20 ILCS 2105/2105-15, the powers and duties of the Department including, but not limited to:

(1) To authorize examinations in English to ascertain the qualifications and fitness of applicants to exercise the profession, trade, or occupation for        which the examination is held.


(2) To prescribe rules and regulations for a fair and wholly impartial method of examination of candidates to exercise the respective professions,            trades, or occupations.


(3) To pass upon the qualifications of applicants for licenses, certificates, and authorities, whether by examination, by reciprocity, or by                        endorsement.


(4) To prescribe rules and regulations defining, for the respective professions, trades, and occupations, what shall constitute a school, college, or            university, or department of a university, or other institution, reputable and in good standing, and to determine the reputability and good                  standing of a school, college, or university, or department of a university, or other institution, reputable and in good standing, by reference to a        compliance with those rules and regulations; provided, that no school, college, or university, or department of a university, or other institution          that refuses admittance to applicants solely on account of race, color, creed, sex, or national origin shall be considered reputable and in good            standing.


(5) To conduct hearings on proceedings to revoke, suspend, refuse to renew, place on probationary status, or take other disciplinary action as                authorized in any licensing Act administered by the Department with regard to licenses, certificates, or authorities of persons exercising the              respective professions, trades, or occupations and to revoke, suspend, refuse to renew, place on probationary status, or take other disciplinary          action as authorized in any licensing Act administered by the Department with regard to those licenses, certificates, or authorities.



PROTECTING YOUR LICENSE

The Firm has defended numerous professionals including:

  • Physicians
  • Dentists
  • Psychologists
  • Nurses
  • Social workers
  • Veterinarians
  • Funeral directors
  • Appraisers
  • Accountants



DEFEND AGAINST IDFPR ALLEGATIONS

The Firm has defended numerous cases for professionals for which the allegations included:

  • Gross Negligence
  • Dishonorable, Unprofessional, or Unethical Conduct
  • Adverse action taken by another State or Jurisdiction
  • Prescribing medication for other than medically accepted therapeutic purposes.
  • Gross and willful overcharging for professional services
  • Mental illness or disability which results in the inability to practice with reasonable judgement skill or safety
  • Habitual use of drugs or alcohol
  • Boundary Issues
  • Confidentiality issues



WHAT TO DO IF CONTACTED BY IDFPR

If contacted by an investigator or attorney at IDFPR it may be in your best interest to call an attorney immediately.  You worked hard for your professional license and you should have someone representing your best interests.  If you receive a Notice of Intent to Deny a License, Notice of Preliminary Hearing and Complaint, Notice of Informal Conference, or Notice of Temporary Suspension, legal advice may be needed.  Contact us before speaking with a representative of IDFPR

BRuno law office

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Bruno Law Office

 

(312) 819-1583