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Illinois Professional
Licensing Consultants

Licensing and Regulation of
Health Care Facilities

Illinois Professional Licensing Consultants, Ltd. is an aggressive group of attorneys, former board members and private investigators who have previously worked for or with the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation (now known as the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation or IDFPR), the Illinois Department of Public Health, the Illinois Department of Public Aid and/or the Illinois Attorney General’s office. Our primary goal is to use the knowledge and experience we gained from working for the State of Illinois to provide licensed health care facilities with comprehensive legal representation and outstanding investigative services in all areas of health law.


Because of our group's past affiliation with the above-mentioned Illinois Departments, our clients stand to benefit from:

  • the extensive legal experience of our unique group,
  • our familiarity with the internal operations of these Illinois Departments, and
  • our unsurpassed knowledge of the investigative process, Illinois statutes and administrative law hearing procedures.

A Unique Team of Professionals to Represent You

Illinois Professional Licensing Consultants, Ltd. is headed by CEO Michael Favia, J.D., a prominent attorney who has held numerous governmental positions, including that of Chief of Prosecutions for the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation. During his eight years with IDPR, he directed statewide enforcement of all the professional licensing statutes, including the Medical Practice Act. As Chief of Prosecutions, he supervised attorneys, investigators and support personnel at IDPR in the statewide regulation of approximately 30 licensed professions. As a private attorney, he has over two decades of legal experience in dealing with the Illinois Department of Public Health, the Illinois Department of Public Aid. and in providing legal representation for health care facilities.

Our litigation team includes as co-counsel the health care law firm of Goldberg & Frankenstein, whose attorneys have extensive legal experience in representing health care facilities, as well as professional societies and organizations.

Rounding out our team of competent professionals is a group of sophisticated private investigators, some of whom have previously worked at the IDPR. Their intimate knowledge of IDFPR’s modus operandi - and their broad backgrounds in health care investigations - is an immeasurably important resource for our clients.

Standard of Excellence for the Regulated Health Care Industry

Illinois Professional Licensing Consultants, Ltd. maintains a high standard of excellence focused upon providing the regulated health care industry with top-quality litigation services. Our clients include hospital, hospital associations, clinics, medical laboratories, managed care organizations, nursing homes, insurers, home care providers, physicians, nurses, physical and occupational therapists and more.

We serve health care facilities in all licensing needs, as well as a broad spectrum of health care issues, including Medicare and Medicaid certification disputes and reimbursement, managed care contracts, privacy issues, qui tam claims, HIPAA regulations, and the enforcement or defense of restrictive covenants, to name a few. Our competent lawyers and expert investigators have worked with hospital investigative committees in due process investigations and hearings.

Health Facilities Planning Board

Our group assists nursing homes in informal hearings before the Health Facilities Planning Board. We also represent them in contested hearings regarding the Issuance of Certificates of Need.

Illinois Professional Licensing Consultants, Inc. provides quality litigation services to the regulated health care industry, health care facilities and providers subject to the Illinois Department of Public Health's Office of Health Care Regulation, including:

• ambulances• hospital associations
• ambulatory surgical treatment centers (ASTCs)• insurers
• clinics• managed care organizations
• emergency medical service providers• medical corporations
• fiscal intermediaries• medical laboratories
• health maintenance organizations (HMOs)• nursing homes
• home health agencies• pharmaceutical firms
• hospices• PPOs
• hospitals• trauma centers


(773) 631-4580


With over 20 years of legal experience, Attorney Michael Favia has constantly been designated as a “Leading Attorney” by his peers pursuant to a statewide survey conducted by Leading Attorneys Network. When it comes to health care law, he has gone above and beyond his peers by writing and lecturing extensively on topics of concern to physicians and other health care providers. The following list of lectures and publications provides insight into his comprehensive knowledge regarding legal/medical issues.

Relevant Lectures by Attorney Michael V. Favia:

Illinois State Bar Association: Representing Health Care Providers in A Changing Environment (Program Coordinator/Speaker 2003)

Federation of Podiatric Medical Boards: Regulatory Issues in the Practice of Podiatric Medicine (2003)

Illinois Eye Institute - Illinois College of Optometry: A Review of Business and Legal Issues for the New Medical Practitioner(2003)

Lake County Medical Society:State Regulation of the Health Related Professional (2002)

Northeast Illinois Pharmacists Association: State Regulation Health Related Professional (2002)

Illinois Osteopathic Medical Society: Legal issues/Establishing a Medical Practice (2002)

Westlake Hospital: Legal Issues in the Practice of Medicine (2000)

Chicago-Kent College of Law: The Practice of Health Law - An Overview (2000)

Justinian Society of Lawyers: The Role of Arbitration and Mediation in Today's Law Practice (1999)

Chicago Medical Society: Managed Care/Legal Risks (1997, 1998 & 1999)

Illinois Psychological Association: The State Regulation of Physicians (1996)

Chicago Bar Association: The State Regulation of Physicians (1996)

Illinois Bar Association: Practice Before the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation (1995)
Representing Health Practitioners at the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation (1994)
Interprofessional Relations and Cooperation (1992)

Relevant Publications by Attorney Michael V. Favia:

  • Co-author, An Attorney's Guide to the Illinois Department of Professional Regulations, 82 Illinois Bar Journal 204 (1994)
  • A Common Guide to Controlled Substance Prescribing, 94 Chicago Medical Journal 24 (1994)
  • A Pharmacists Guide to the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, Journal of Pharmacy Practice, Vol. VIII (April 1995)
  • Co-Author, Survey of Illinois Health Law, Southern Illinois University Law Journal (1997 & 1998)

Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation

Link to Illinois Department of Public Aid

Link to Illinois Department of Public Health

Law Offices of Michael V. Favia
5045 N. Harlem Avenue, Chicago, IL 60656
Phone (773) 631-4580 -- Fax (773) 631-7776
Additional office locations in Chicago Loop, Northbrook and Hindsale