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Is Your License at Risk?
Our expectations are higher than ever before. This results in stricter regulations for doctors, especially in California which is known for its strong consumer protection laws. California’s medical licensing laws are among the strictest in the nation. A violation of the laws that govern the practice of medicine in this state, if brought to the attention of the Medical Board by a mandatory reporter or a consumer complaint, will bring an investigation of the physician target and possibly the initiation of a formal disciplinary action.
Many physicians are not aware of the many things seemingly unrelated to the practice of medicine that can also jeoparize one’s medical license. For example, DUI convictions will lead to an investigation by the Medical Board and generally result in an Accusation against the physician’s license. Other criminal convictions will also result in an investigation and possibly the pursuit of discipline against the licensee by the Medical Board.
Your License is in Jeopardy. What’s Next?
If you believe you may be the target of a complaint or if there has been a mandatory report to the Medical Board, it is critical that you know the facts before you proceed in responding to the Board. Now is the time to contact an attorney. Your reputation and your license require you to take a proactive approach. Mary Work has the experience necessary to defend your License.
California’s license discipline system can be confusing. And the Medical Board’s mandate, first and foremost, is consumer protection. This means that a physician facing a Medical Board investigation needs their own advocate and sounding board to navigate the process.
When a complaint is filed with the Medical Board, and the complaint sets forth certain allegations, the Board will investigate the matter. This may result in a formal action being filed against your license. While you are entitled to certain rights to defend your license, there are strict time limits that apply.
In the state of California, any formal accusation is a matter of public record and can affect your future.
Protect Your Medical License
You have invested a lot of time, money, and hard work into your career. You need a knowledgeable attorney who will be proactive in protecting your license and your career.
Mary Work can help you navigate the system. She can explain the charges and the possible consequences. She can assist you in making a prompt, accurate response and represent you at any administrative hearing or meeting that affects your license.
Contact us today.
Call 310.416.9800 or fill out the contact form on this page and we will get back with you immediately.