Retain for a Flat Fee: Many clients need help before the Accusation is officially served. To help clients obtain legal representation as soon as they experience difficulty with C.C.L.D., RCFE attorney Adam Garcia accepts a flat fee for pre-revocation defense. The retainer fee allows the attorney to represent RCFE’s before the issuance of an Accusation. The attorney can contact C.C.L.D. and the D.S.S. Legal Division to make clear that the RCFE is represented by counsel, speak with the Administrator and Licensee over the phone to review C.C.L’s concerns and prepare a preliminary defense. If licensing serves the RCFE with an Accusation and TSO (temporary suspension order) the attorney will be ready to file a Notice of Defense and discovery request well-before the impending deadline. Moreover, attorney fees will be set per the representation agreement. If the RCFE is served with a temporary suspension order or faces more allegations than originally anticipated the legal fees will not increase. In brief, by retaining the attorney for a flat retainer fee the RCFE can take a proactive approach to defending its license and lock-in attorney fees.
Why Should I Hire An Attorney Before D.S.S. Tries To Revoke My RCFE License?
Many Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly know they’re in trouble when they receive a non-compliance conference letter. For many RCFE’s the non-compliance conference is the last step before license revocation, and thereby the last opportunity to avoid an administrative action by D.S.S. to revoke the RCFE license. Accordingly, it is important to be represented by knowledgeable counsel during the non-compliance conference. The attorney can make clear that the RCFE is ready and willing to address CCL’s concerns and adopt procedures to ensure compliance. The intended result of this cordial and collaborative discussion during the non-compliance conference is the avoidance of an administrative action and continued operation without a probationary license.