For any medical professional, licensure and credentialing is essential. Obtaining and maintaining licensure, hospital or provider credentials, are necessary to practice medicine and to have access to patients. The loss of any of these can end your career. Our firm, Nichols Walter PLLC, is experienced handling these matters for physicians, nurses, dentists and other medical professionals.

We have represented individuals with matters before the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure (KBML), which is responsible for licensing and regulating medical professionals in the state. The board investigates alleged violations of the Medical Practice Act and initiates disciplinary proceedings in the Commonwealth.

We can advise individuals who are attempting to obtain licensure and credentialing or who are facing either a disciplinary hearing from the KBML or peer-review hospital issues with internal committees.


It comes down to the creation of a record. Even if you are facing allegations that are groundless, how you respond and how the KBML resolves the matter can become part of a permanent record.

If you are being investigated by the KBML, inadvertent misstatements or inaccuracy could become problematic if they contradict other findings. Working with an attorney prior to answering any questions relating to the incident can help prevent these issues from occurring.

You want matters resolved as positively as possible and in such a way as to prevent future complications for your license, credentials, staff privileges or any other aspect of your medical career.