California Medical Board Licensing

In California professional licensing law, a second or greater drunk driving conviction seems to invite certain discipline.  However, in certain circumstances, the Medical Board of California has been known to investigate and discipline physicians for a single drunk driving conviction.  Although there is but a single conviction, the Board invariably seeks to paint the physician

Our firm just received a decision from the fourth consecutive disciplinary case against a physician by the Medical Board of California.  The physician was already on probation, and in two prior cases, the physician’s probation had been extended.  The Board accused the physician of misconduct while on probation, and forced the physician to make statements

The Medical Board of California’s physician license application asks about "unusual circumstances" in both medical school and during residency.  These questions can be a trap for the unwary.  First off, the applicant sends forms to the medical school and residency program(s) which have identical "unusual circumstances" questions.  The program or school responds directly to the

The California Medical Board routinely investigates criminal convictions and often even criminal arrests suffered by California physicians.  These investigations are handled by Board investigators out of field offices throughout California, including offices in Tustin, Cerritos and Valencia in southern California.  Thoughtful preparation for one of these interviews can make the difference between receiving a career

Facing possible “sunset” this year (expiration of the legal authorization to exist), the Medical Board of California is nearing a renewal for another four years after having successfully avoided a major overhaul.  SB 304 will move the Medical Board’s investigators to the Department of Consumer Affairs.  The Medical Board currently maintains its own force of

A license law attorney brings a long-term perspective of potential future license consequences that can educate the criminal defense attorney and his client. One of the biggest mistakes that physicians make is to fail to appreciate the serious fallout and lasting career damage that can result from a criminal investigation or prosecution.
Continue Reading Building a Defense Against California Medical Board Discipline Triggered by Criminal Matters

California physicians must self-report criminal actions to the Medical Board of California.  This mandatory reporting occurs independent of license renewal, although similar disclosure is also required on the license renewal form.  Since license renewals ask for adverse information disclosure, basic compliance is relatively easy.  [However, written explanations that usually must accompany a renewal or