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Colorado Mental Health and Regulatory Law Attorneys

Guidance on Department of Regulatory Agencies Matters

As a dedicated mental health professional, you give your patients/clients the time and attention required to assist them on resolving their issues. You should receive the same level of respect when you need help. Robert A. Lees & Associates was founded in 1983 with the mission of effectively guiding our clients through the most difficult experiences in their lives and careers. With professionalism and discretion, we assist you with such important Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) matters as:

  • Licensing applications and renewals
  • Grievance defense
  • Disciplinary actions
  • DORA proceedings
  • Regulatory training and compliance
  • Michael Skolnik Medical Transparency Act

How we can help you

After you have sacrificed so much to earn your license and treat your patients/clients, facing disciplinary action is a heart-wrenching experience with potentially devastating consequences. Our team empowers you through education to make the best decisions about your case. Our staff of highly experienced lawyers and paralegals knows how to navigate the grievance process and we take every action to preserve your license and uphold your professional reputation and career. We’ll explain each step of the process to you so that you know what to expect. In addition, we are approved by all the major insurance panels, allowing us to better serve you in your grievance defense.

Understanding the Grievance Process

The grievance process is initiated by the submission of a complaint to DORA. Anybody at any time can file a complaint against a mental health professional as long as it is done in good faith. The board reviews the complaint to determine if it has merit. The board may dismiss your complaint outright or dismiss with a Confidential Letter of Concern.

If the board determines that a violation has occurred, it takes disciplinary actions — which might include issuing a Letter of Admonition, putting you on probation, requiring additional education, imposing a fine, or suspending or revoking your license. In some cases, the board refers the complaint to the Office of Investigation for more in-depth review. Whatever your grievance case may be, we will be by your side, protecting your rights.

Professional Affiliations

We often present at conferences and workshops for and advise professionals who are members of the following organizations:

Colorado Counseling Association

Colorado Society for Clinical Social Work

Consult our experienced Colorado DORA lawyers and staff advising mental health professionals on important regulatory matters

Learn more about protecting your mental health professional license from regulatory and disciplinary actions. Call Robert A. Lees & Associates at 303–292–1020 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.