When we take our garbage to the dumpster or roll our can out to the curb, we seldom think about its final destination, wanting nothing more than for it to be hauled away. The majority of the time, however, this refuse will be taken to either a nearby incinerator or landfill.
In our last post, we began discussing just how alarming it can be for dentists to receive a formal letter from the Ohio State Dental Board leveling accusations and threatening formal disciplinary measures.
As a dentist, you strive to provide your patients with care that is not only effective and efficient, but compassionate. Indeed, the overwhelming majority of people in this highly selective profession take great pride in building a sizeable practice and, perhaps more significantly, earning a solid reputation in the surrounding community.
To the average person, the State of Ohio Liquor Control Commission may seem like just another governmental entity tasked with matters beyond their control or otherwise of little consequence. To restauranteurs, bar owners and liquor store operators, however, it is an agency that casts a long shadow over their affairs and wields considerable power.
Like many professionals here in Ohio, your license is the lifeblood of your business. Without it, you cannot legally conduct your business, which could mean that you will have to close your doors. If you were denied a license or the ability to renew your license, or, if it was suspended or revoked, you might be able to file an appeal of the decision. You might also be able to file an appeal if you were denied the right to take an examination relevant to your professional license. However, time is of the essence, and, according to Ohio law, you only have 15 days from the date the agency's notice is mailed to file your appeal.