File a RICO Complaint
RICO investigates both allegations of professional misconduct by licensees and also investigates possible unlicensed activity that may be occurring in the State.
How do I file a complaint with RICO?
Simply complete a RICO complaint form. Complaint forms are available below. You can also call or write and a complaint form will be mailed to you. There is no fee to file a complaint. There is also no time limit, however, it is best to file your complaint as soon as possible. Complaints that involve situations distant in time may be difficult to investigate.
What kind of complaints does RICO investigate?
Some of the more typical complaints RICO investigates involve allegations of poor workmanship, negligence, or unlicensed activity. Less frequently, RICO investigates conduct involving sexual contact with patients or clients, criminal convictions, and misappropriation of funds. Some things, even if proven true, may not constitute grounds for discipline. For example, concerns that a patient has been made to wait a long time at a doctor’s office, or that a licensee has charged a lot of money for a particular service, are not usually within the licensing authority’s jurisdiction.
Will RICO represent me?
RICO attorneys do not represent individual consumers. RICO’s primary obligation is to take the actions necessary to ensure that licensing violations are appropriately addressed. Therefore, in addition to filing a RICO complaint, we strongly advise all consumers to immediately explore any civil remedies they may have. An investigation or prosecution by RICO does not prevent you from pursuing any private right of action or civil remedies you may be entitled to.
Why should I file a RICO complaint?
In addition to investigating and prosecuting complaints, where appropriate, RICO will work to assist consumers to resolve their disputes with licensees. Although not a guarantee, filing a complaint may lead to the resolution of your dispute. Additionally, RICO relies on information from consumers to monitor conduct in the industry and to watch for unlicensed activity. Your information helps.
Click on this link for Frequently Asked Questions for Consumers about Filing a Complaint, or call the RICO Consumer Resource Center to speak with an intake investigator.
(PDF) Condo Complaint Form