Licensing Defense

Interim Suspension Order

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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

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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

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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

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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

The Medical Board Request for Interview

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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

Public Reprimand | What Is It? Why They Are Important

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Page Contents: What is a Public Reprimand Public Reprimand vs. Discipline Does Public Reprimand Affect Ability to Practice Medicine? How Long Will a Public Reprimand Remain Online? Contact a Public Reprimand Lawyer A public reprimand — which may also be referred to as reproval or may be called an “LPR” (Letter of Public Reprimand) —… read more

FAQ on Excessive Opioid Prescription Investigations

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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?

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Learn More: Frequently asked questions Disclosure agreements Defending against the BRN? How to protect your nursing license 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… read more

The Medical Board of California's "Death Certificate Project” is Far-Reaching with Severe Consequences to a Physician's Certificate

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The Medical Board initiated a joint project with the California Department of Public Health to review Death Certificates – which are public records – to identify individuals who died as a result of an overdoes on prescription medication, or as a result of medication “intoxication.” These records are cross-referenced with patients’ CURES Reports, the state’s… read more