Licensed Professional Redundant Disciplinary Action
Concerning a time limitation for resolving redundant disciplinary actions arising from the same event by multiple state disciplinary authorities against a licensed professional with multiple professional licenses.
2016 Regular Session
Business & Economic Development
Under current law, licensed professionals holding more than one professional license can be investigated simultaneously about the same act or transaction. The bill requires that, for licensed professionals with multiple licenses, in the event of redundant disciplinary actions by multiple state disciplinary authorities arising from the same act or transaction, if one of the disciplinary authorities takes action to resolve an investigation, any other disciplinary authority from which the licensed professional has a license and that is investigating the same act or transaction is required to take action on the matter within 160 days after the conclusion of the action by the first disciplinary authority. If any other disciplinary authority fails to take action on the matter within 160 after the conclusion of the action by the first disciplinary authority, any other disciplinary authority is barred from taking action against the licensed professional for that same act or transaction.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)