Many responsible residential care facilities for the elderly in San Diego and greater Southern California experience a period of technical Title 22 violations or one serious event that prompts regulatory scrutiny. Once the local Community Care Licensing office and L.P.A. target a facility Type A and B citations can quickly accrue leading to the issuance of an Accusation by the Department of Social Services seeking revocation of the RCFE license.
Notice of License Revocation Action
If you have been served with an Accusation call license defense attorney Michael Benavides at (916) 596-1018 today for a free consultation. You have limited time to file a Notice of Defense to preserve your right to a formal administrative hearing so it’s critical that you receive free legal advice immediately.
Michael Benavides has substantial experience defending RCFE licensees against the Department of Social Services. After receiving his LLM in Law and Government with Certification in Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice and Health Law & Policy he utilized his advanced legal education in serving RCFE’s, child care centers and other licensed facilities against the Department of Social Services.
The First Step
The first step in defending your RCFE license is to call a professional license defense attorney for a free consultation. The attorney may ask you to fax a copy of the Accusation prior to the consultation so the allegations can be carefully reviewed. After the consultation the attorney will quote a fee for representation which may be expressed as a flat or hourly fee. After calling several professional license defense firms many clients are surprised to find that attorney Michael Benavides’ fees are moderate considering his reputation with the Department.
After your consultation you (or preferably your attorney) will file a Notice of Defense in the prescribed manner before the deadline. The Notice of Defense serves as formal notice to the Department that you are invoking your right to a formal administrative hearing rather than surrendering your license without a fight. Upon receipt, the Department and your attorney will coordinate tentative dates for the hearing, prepare discovery and engage in settlement negotiations if warranted.