Criminal Conviction – the Potential Impact to a Physician’s Medical License

| Posted in Licensing Defense,News on October 19, 2022

Physicians with Criminal Convictions A question that our office commonly receives is how a criminal conviction may impact a Physician’s Medical License. Unfortunately, this question does not have a simple bright line answer.  This is because each case, and underlying criminal conviction, is different and needs to be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.  Business and… read more

California Medical Board Disclosures Relating to a Criminal Conviction & Subsequent Disciplinary Action

| Posted in Medical Malpractice on August 7, 2022

The Medical Board of California is responsible for regulating the practice of medicine in the state. In this role, the Board issues licenses to physicians and surgeons and also investigates allegations of professional misconduct. When appropriate, the Medical Board may also take disciplinary action against a licensee. In order to ensure that California doctors are… read more

California License Denial Appeals

| Posted in Licensing Defense on April 4, 2022

Student nurses are part of the backbone of medical practice. When not in classes or studying, they work under close supervision to develop nursing skills and contribute directly or indirectly to patient care. More recently, unlicensed nursing students in California were recruited to help the state’s healthcare professionals fight the effects of COVD-19.  Although they… read more

Updates To Nursing License Applications: Conviction Disclosures No Longer Required But Recommended

| Posted in News on March 11, 2022

You’ve spent four long but exciting years studying for your Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). Now all those classes are over (for now!) and you’re getting ready to fill out your RN license application. There’s only one thing you’re concerned about- your criminal record. You made a mistake that resulted in a DUI charge… read more

Accused of Diverting Drugs

| Posted in News on December 8, 2021

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 on December 1, 2021

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 on October 13, 2021

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 on June 24, 2021

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

Dental Board of CA Disciplinary Actions

| Posted in Licensing Defense on December 8, 2020

Please Note: The Law Office of Nicole Irmer represents and defends California dentists, dental assistants, and other California dental professionals who are going through disciplinary actions. We are a professional defense law firm and do not file individual consumer complaints or actions against individuals. If you’re interested in filing a consumer dental complaint with the… read more

Medical Board Accusations

| Posted in Medical Malpractice on July 1, 2020

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

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