Licensing Defense

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


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

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


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

Posted in News,Licensing Defense

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


Anger Management for Healthcare Professionals – Helping the “Disruptive Physician”

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Unprofessional Conduct – Business and Professions Code Section 2236 Anger is an emotion that we all experience. The Medical Board of California, however, has expressed concern and even launched investigations into the conduct of its Physicians whose anger may potentially impact patient care.  The investigation is launched because of “unprofessional conduct” pursuant to Business and… read more


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

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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