2018 DEA Intensifies Investigations & The MBC Enters Into an Interagency Agreement Aimed at Excessive Prescribing

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DEA Investigates Excessive Prescribing On January 30, 2018, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that over the next 45 days there would be an escalation in the number of DEA investigations focused on physicians who “excessively prescribe” narcotics, specifically opioid medications.  The goal of this escalation — to fight the declared “opioid crisis in America.” The… read more

Destroying Arrest Records Pursuant To Penal Code Section 851.8

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If you (or a family member) have been wrongfully arrested and the prosecutor decides not to pursue charges, or perhaps dismisses charges that had been filed – the nightmare is behind you or so you thought. Many people are unaware that such an arrest may still be on their Criminal History Record because they never… read more

Medical Spas: Administering Botox, Collagen, And Restylane In California Is A Medical Procedure And Is Regulated By The Medical Board Of California

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A new evolution in Medicine has emerged- the Medical Spa. Medical Spas have become a booming and profitable industry providing Botox, Collagen, and Restylane. These spas are now heavily regulated by licensing agencies.  This new industry is re-defining traditional medical treatment, and in doing such has created confusion for many medical professionals- with many thinking… read more

Consequences Of Excessive Prescribing- California Business And Professions Sections 725(A) & (B)

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It has been a long day of seeing patients, after finally sitting down and ready to catch-up on charting there is an interruption from the telephone — it is a Medical Board Investigator with the Health Quality Investigation Unit requesting your cooperation with a subpoena for a patient’s medical record(s).  The investigator indicates that her… read more

New Uniform Standards For Licensees With Substance Abuse Issues

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Being a health care professional is a rewarding career but also comes with its demands and stressors. The profession can require working long hours to help others in physical and emotional need, thereby sacrificing the healer’s personal and family life. The pressure on the health care professional may be overwhelming and if not addressed constructively… read more

Experienced Nurses Convicted Of Driving Under The Influence Avoid Formal Discipline

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Although the Board of Registered Nursing’s website does not make it clear, Registered Nurses are required to disclose their conviction within thirty days. Title 16 of the California Code of Regulations Section 1441(c). When disclosing a conviction to the BRN it is important to provide documentation of mitigation and acceptance of responsibility with the goal of potentially… read more