Research your state’s statutes for the regulation of health care professionals, including licensure, credentialing, certification, and registration requirements. In addition, research areas of potential criminal liability relating to these procedures, as well as professional misconduct.
Prepare a 1,400- to 1,750-word paper that summarizes your findings with respect to one type of health care professional, such as physicians, nurses, pharmacists, or nurse practitioners. Include the following components:
· Identify the civil complaint process for patients or consumers to use in the event of suspected professional misconduct or incompetence.
· Explore the role of the respective regulatory agencies in investigating such allegations and determining and applying any appropriate disciplinary action.
· Identify any potential criminal liability that might result to the health care professional relative to abuses perpetrated in practices involving these procedures, as well as professional misconduct.
· Ascertain the process that would be followed in the event that criminal charges were filed for the described criminal behavior.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.