What are the types of DHS licensing actions?

On Behalf of | Oct 29, 2020 | Professional License Revocation

You need a license to practice your craft and care, and any infringement on it impacts your ability to earn a living. Whether you are a teacher, caregiver or other occupation, you have rights that need protecting — especially from the state that issued the license. 

Licensure is not a matter of either having a license or having it revoked. As the Minneapolis website describes, there are different phases and stages of restriction leading up to license revocation. 

License alterations 

The DHS may look at any alleged violation and issue a correction order that describes the statute and how you allegedly violated. It may also describe what timeline you have and any actions you need to take to correct it. If the DHS considers any alleged violation serious enough, they may issue a conditional license, which places special conditions and demands extra compliance from you to continue practicing with your license. More direct action like demanding fines may likewise hamper your work. 

License restrictions 

Should the DHS crack down harder, you may see stricter demands like immediate or indefinite suspensions that keep you from practicing while they conduct investigations. If, after their investigations, they decide the case merits it, the DHS may revoke your license. After final revocation, you may not hold or reapply for a license for a minimum of five years. 

License defense 

Each of these affects you, but you do not need to wait until a suspension or revocation before doing something about it. You have the right to defend yourself against any allegations towards you, your license or your practice at every phase of these DHS actions.