Accused of Diverting Drugs

Posted in News

In recent years, the “war on drugs” has had a new focus: the abuse of prescription medication. While street drugs remain popular, an influx of new prescription pain medications in the late 1990s helped to fuel an opioid epidemic that killed 50,000 Americans in 2019 alone. It is little wonder, then, that state and federal… read more

Interim Suspension Order

Posted in Licensing Defense,News

It took years, but you finally completed an exciting yet demanding Medical, Nursing, or Physical Therapy school program, or another career-paving post-graduate degree. Now you’ve been notified by your state licensing board that a complaint has been filed against you, and an Interim Suspension Order (ISO) will be in place until an investigation is complete…. read more

Petition to Reinstate Medical License

Posted in Licensing Defense

Physicians in California are regulated by the Medical Board of California (MBC) or the Osteopathic Medical Board of California (OMBC). Violations of the rules and regulations surrounding the practice of medicine may result in disciplinary action. Depending on the severity of the violation, the sanction may include a more serious penalty of suspension or revocation… read more

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

Find Out More About CA Disciplinary Actions: Disciplinary Action Process Potential Discipline 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… read more

California Medical Board Complaints and 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

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Learn About Patient Abandonment: What is a Patient Abandonment? What leads to allegations? Should a physician hire an attorney? 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… read more