The time when you were a medical student may seem like a lifetime ago. All those years of study, hard work and perseverance finally paid off, and you earned a license to practice medicine in Ohio. Many doctors say they enjoy their work and are very satisfied with their careers. Others frequently lament the downsides of the profession, including long hours, lack of personal time and high-stress situations.
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.
If your career and reputation depends on your professional license, one of your biggest goals as you go through each work day should be to protect it. The primary way to do this is to anticipate what is expected of you ethically, and make continuous efforts as you do your job and deal with clients or patients to assure that your actions will be interpreted as ethical and sound. At the very least, you should be able to show that your conduct was consistently in good faith, and that you believed your actions were in the best interest of the clients or patients who sought your care or advice.