How long will the investigation take?
Investigations are typically completed within two to three months of a complaint being filed. Once an investigation is complete, any evidence gathered is sent to the relevant board for review. Typically, it takes a Board several months to review a case and determine whether to close the case or proceed to disciplinary proceedings. Cases involving allegations that a licensee is an imminent danger to the public may be addressed by the Board more quickly, but most cases do not fall into this category.
In most cases, The Department of Health Professions’ goal is to resolve cases within a year of receiving the initial complaint. However, some cases can take longer.