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California Nursing License Placed on Probation

Posted in Licensing Defense

There are few careers more rewarding than nursing. As a nurse, you provide direct patient care, helping people through some of the most challenging times in their lives. Yet being a nurse can also be stressful, and requires compliance with a set of strict rules imposed by the state’s licensing board. In California, if you… read more


Don’t Let Medical Record Mistakes Sink Your Career

Posted in Medical Malpractice

On an average day, a healthcare professional will see patients, catch up on the latest research, and spend time doing administrative tasks. In particular, doctors, dentists, nurses, and other healthcare workers find themselves spending a substantial amount of time doing charts. This can often seem burdensome, as well as a distraction from patient care. Keeping… read more


Dental Board of CA Disciplinary Actions

Posted in Licensing Defense

The Dental Board of California (DBC) licenses and regulates the practice of dentistry in California. In addition to dentists, the DBC regulates registered dental assistants as well as registered dental assistants in extended functions. Its functions include ensuring public safety by investigating complaints regarding licensees and pursuing enforcement actions, when necessary. Disciplinary actions typically begin… read more


Medical Board Accusations

Posted in Medical Malpractice

Each year, the Medical Board of California (MBC) receives more than 8,000 complaints about physicians and surgeons licensed to practice in the state. As part of its authority over doctors, the Board investigates these complaints. If it finds that there is a basis for the complaint, it may result in a formal Accusation being filed… read more


Disciplinary Actions Taken By Medical Boards

Posted in Medical Malpractice

After working hard to establish yourself as a physician, you may be stunned to learn that a complaint has been filed against you. This situation can be incredibly stressful, particularly as you contemplate possible disciplinary actions that the medical board may take. Depending on the severity of the alleged violation, you could be facing anything… read more


The Medical Board Request for Interview

Posted in Licensing Defense,News

Each year, the Medical Board of California (MBC) receives more than 8,000 complaints about physicians. Once a complaint is received, it is reviewed by the MBC’s Central Complaint Unit (CCU) to determine if the issue is within the Board’s jurisdiction. If so, then the CCU staff will begin the investigation process. Check the medical board… read more


Terminating the Doctor-Patient Relationship / Patient Abandonment

Posted in Licensing Defense,News

Over the course of your practice, there may come a time where you need to end a relationship with a patient. Perhaps the patient is non-compliant, has shown up to appointments while under the influence, or maybe they haven’t paid their bills for months. You may also be closing your practice, and need to terminate… read more


Public Reprimand | What Is It? Why They Are Important

Posted in Licensing Defense

A public reprimand — which may also be referred to as reproval or may be called an “LPR” (Letter of Public Reprimand) — is a form of discipline meted out by every healthcare licensing board in California for minor violations of the law. While, for most Boards, this type of discipline does remain on your… read more


FAQ on Excessive Opioid Prescription Investigations

Posted in Licensing Defense,News

The scourge of opioid addiction and the skyrocketing rate of opioid overdoses across the country have fueled a wave of criminal prosecutions and disciplinary actions against medical practitioners who prescribe these drugs. While prosecuting and/or disciplining those who prescribe opioids criminally or negligently is a laudable goal, too often, innocent healthcare providers are ensnared in… read more


How Does A DUI Affect Your Nursing License?

Posted in Licensing Defense

The nurses we see in our practice for DUI defense never intended to drive under the influence. Some nurse’s blood alcohol levels (BAC) are only slightly above the legal limit, whereas others may be two to five times the legal limit. They’re all mortified about their mistake and, above all, terrified about the implications this… read more