If you own a Residential Care Facility for the Elderly in Fresno you understand that operating an RCFE is no easy task. In addition to the demands of elder care and business you must comply with overly burdensome regulations as interpreted by LPA’s with minimal training. Unfortunately, some RCFE’s that provide excellent care are targeted by C.C.L. regional office for unannounced visits and citations. As a result, some of these RCFE’s receive an Accusation from the Department of Social Services’s Legal Division seeking revocation of the RCFE license.
After receipt of an Accusation from the Department it is critical that the RCFE licensee contact an RCFE license defense attorney right away. There are strict deadlines for preserving your right to a formal administrative hearing and requesting discovery from the Department. With these deadlines looming it is to the advantage of every RCFE licensee to receive a free phone consultation right away.
Attorney Michael Benavides is one of the few attorneys in California who represents residential care facilities for the elderly in license revocation proceedings. He has represented RCFE’s in Northern and Southern California ranging in capacity from 6 beds to over 30. In addition to his experience defending facilities against the Department of Social Services he has an advanced legal education in Administrative and Health Care Law. To learn more about retaining RCFE attorney Michael Benavides call our main line at (916) 596-1018 for a free phone consultation.
Don’t assume that D.S.S. has an ironclad case against you. The true strength of the Department’s case is only revealed after receipt of discovery, amended Accusations and the prehearing conference. In some cases the Legal Division is willing to settle after these prehearing procedures and communication with your license defense attorney.
To learn more about defending your RCFE license call attorney Michael Benavides at (916) 596-1018 for a free phone consultation.