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California Medical License Defense Case Results

In the Matter of the Medical Board of California Accusation Against Doctor/Physician: A Riverside Doctor/Physician in the practice of Emergency Medicine faced a Medical Board of California Accusation. The Doctor/Physician received two misdemeanor convictions for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol (DUI). A settlement proposal submitted to the Medical Board of California provided convincing evidence of the client’s rehabilitation and lack of danger to the public. The Medical Board of California entered into a Stipulated Agreement (settlement) with the Doctor/Physician. The client received Medical Board of California probation with no period of suspension.

In the Matter of the Medical Board of California Investigation Against Doctor/Physician: A Doctor/Physician working as an Anesthesiologist at a Los Angeles hospital was accused of several violations. The hospital accused the Doctor/Physician of Diverting Medication and working under the influence of prescription narcotics. The Doctor/Physician was also accused of improperly overprescribing controlled substances to dozens of patients. After conducting an investigation, the Medical Board of California could not prove any of the allegations against the Doctor/Physician. The Medical Board of California decided not to refer the matter to the Attorney General’s Office for the filing of a disciplinary Accusation. The Medical Board of California closed the investigation with no disciplinary action.

In the Matter of the Medical Board of California Investigation Against Doctor/Physician: A Doctor/Physician in private family practice in Los Angeles County was convicted of Wet Reckless. The Doctor/Physician initially faced criminal charges of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol (DUI). The Medical Board of California opened an investigation into the Doctor/Physician’s Wet Reckless criminal conviction. After presenting the evidence in the most favorable light to the client, the Medical Board of California decided not to refer the matter to the Attorney General’s Office for the filing of a disciplinary Accusation. The Medical Board of California closed the investigation with no disciplinary action.

In the Matter of the Medical Board of California Investigation Against Doctor/Physician: A Doctor/Physician in private family practice in Los Angeles County was arrested for misdemeanor Domestic Violence. The District Attorney’s Office declined to file formal criminal charges. The Medical Board of California opened an investigation into the Doctor/Physician’s alleged misconduct. The Medical Board of California closed the investigation with no disciplinary action.

In the Matter of the Medical Board of California Investigation Against Doctor/Physician: A Doctor/Physician in private family practice in Los Angeles County was convicted of Wet Reckless. The Doctor/Physician initially faced criminal charges of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol (DUI). The Medical Board of California opened an investigation into the Doctor/Physician’s Wet Reckless criminal conviction. After presenting the evidence in the most favorable light to the client, the Medical Board of California decided not to refer the matter to the Attorney General’s Office for the filing of a disciplinary Accusation. The Medical Board of California issued the Doctor/Physician a Citation.

In the Matter of the Medical Board of California Investigation Against Doctor/Physician: A Doctor/Physician specializing in Internal Medicine in Los Angeles County was arrested for misdemeanor Domestic Violence. The District Attorney’s Office declined to file formal criminal charges. The Medical Board of California opened an investigation into the Doctor/Physician’s alleged misconduct. The Medical Board of California closed the investigation with no disciplinary action.

In the Matter of the Medical Board of California Investigation Against Prospective Doctor/Physician Applicant: The Medical Board of California received a Complaint against a prospective Doctor/Physician in Bakersfield. The Complaint alleged that the client committed the Unauthorized Practice of Medicine, Unlawful Representation as a Physician and the Unlicensed Practice of Medicine. A review of the evidence showed that the prospective Doctor/Physician did not provide any medical advice. Furthermore, the evidence revealed that the client never referred to himself as a licensed, practicing Doctor/Physician. The Medical Board of California closed the investigation against the prospective Doctor/Physician with no disciplinary charges filed.

In the Matter of the Osteopathic Medical Board of California Investigation Against D.O./Doctor of Osteopathy: A D.O/Osteopathic Physician in private family practice in Ventura County was arrested for misdemeanor Domestic Violence. The District Attorney’s Office declined to file formal criminal charges. The Osteopathic Medical Board of California opened an investigation into the D.O./Osteopathic Physician’s alleged misconduct. The Osteopathic Medical Board of California closed the investigation with no disciplinary action.

In the Matter of the California Board of Pharmacy Citation Against Pharmacist: The California Board of Pharmacy issued a Citation against an Orange County Pharmacist. The Citation alleged that the Pharmacist provided the wrong medication to a patient, failed to provide a patient consultation upon request and failed to supervise Pharmacy Technicians at the Pharmacy. The employer, a large national retail pharmacy, blamed the Pharmacist for the violations. However, a defense investigation revealed that the Pharmacist did not commit any of the violations alleged in the Citation. The California Board of Pharmacy dismissed the Citation.

In the Matter of the California Board of Pharmacy Investigation Against Pharmacist: A Los Angeles Pharmacist was arrested for Domestic Violence. The District Attorney’s Office and City Attorney’s Office declined to file formal criminal charges. The California Board of Pharmacy opened an investigation into the Pharmacist’s alleged misconduct. The evidence showed that the Pharmacist did not commit any violations and acted in self defense. The California Board of Pharmacy closed the investigation with no disciplinary charges filed.

In the Matter of the California Veterinary Medical Board Against Veterinarian: The client, a Bakersfield Veterinarian, was accused of Negligence in the Practice of Veterinary Medicine. The Veterinary Medical Board filed a disciplinary Accusation against the Veterinarian. The instant legal matter made local news in Bakersfield. VMB previously had disciplined the Veterinarian three times prior to the instant Accusation. The allegations stemmed from an incident in which the Veterinarian allegedly performed improper surgical techniques. The Veterinarian entered into a Stipulated Agreement (settlement) with the California Veterinary Medical Board. The client received probation.

In the Matter of the California Board of Registered Accusation Against Registered Nurse: The client, a Sacramento Registered Nurse, was accused of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs at work. The hospital terminated the Registered Nurse from employment. The client also received a misdemeanor Vandalism conviction in Criminal Court ten years prior to the Accusation. The California Board of Registered Nursing was unable to prove that the client possessed substance abuse problems while employed at a hospital. The Registered Nurse entered into a Stipulated Agreement (settlement) with the California Board of Registered Nursing. The client received a Public Reproval for his misdemeanor Vandalism criminal conviction.

In the Matter of the California Board of Registered Accusation Against Registered Nurse: The client, a Sacramento Registered Nurse, was accused of Improper Patient Charting and Negligence in the Practice of Nursing. The allegations stemmed from an incident in which the hospital accused the Registered Nurse of failing to monitor a patient, resulting in death. The hospital terminated the Registered Nurse from employment. The evidence showed that the Registered Nurse acted upon a Doctor/Physician’s Order. The Registered Nurse entered into a Stipulated Agreement (settlement) with the California Board of Registered Nursing. The client received a Public Reproval.

In the Matter of the California Board of Registered Nursing Accusation Against Registered Nurse: The client, a San Francisco Bay-Oakland area Registered Nurse, was convicted of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol (DUI). The California Board of Registered Nursing filed an Accusation against the Registered Nurse. The Registered Nurse underwent a substance abuse evaluation to show that the event was an isolated incident. The client demonstrated extensive rehabilitation and excellent work performance in a high stress area of medicine. The BRN agreed to grant the client the ability to obtain a Public Reproval rather than probation under standard terms and conditions.

In the Matter of the California Board of Registered Nursing Accusation Against Registered Nurse: The client, a Redding Registered Nurse, was convicted of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol (DUI). The California Board of Registered Nursing filed an Accusation against the Registered Nurse. The client previously failed to respond to the Accusation. The California Board of Registered Nursing issued a Default Decision and Order against the client. We filed a Petition for Reconsideration on the client’s behalf to Set Aside the Default Decision and Order. The California Board of Registered Nursing granted the Petition for Reconsideration. The matter proceeded to Hearing before an Administrative Law Judge from the California Office of Administrative Hearings in Sacramento. At Hearing, significant mitigation evidence was submitted. The client demonstrated that he was not a danger to the public as a Registered Nurse. The Administrative Law Judge granted the Registered Nurse probation.

In the Matter of the California Board of Registered Accusation Against Registered Nurse: The client, a San Diego Registered Nurse, was accused of Dangerous Use of a Controlled Substance, Diverting Medicine and Working Under the Influence of Narcotics. The allegations stemmed from an incident in which the hospital accused the Registered Nurse of diverting medication from the workplace and using the diverted medication at work. The hospital terminated the Registered Nurse from employment. Registered Nurse entered into a Stipulated Agreement (settlement) with the California Board of Registered Nursing. The client received probation.

In the Matter of the California Board of Registered Nursing Accusation Against Registered Nurse: The client, a Los Angeles Registered Nurse, was convicted of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol (DUI). The California Board of Registered Nursing filed an Accusation against the Registered Nurse. The Registered Nurse underwent a substance abuse evaluation to show that the event was an isolated incident. The matter proceeded to Hearing before an Administrative Law Judge from the California Office of Administrative Hearings in Los Angeles. At Hearing, additional mitigation evidence was submitted. The Administrative Law Judge granted the Registered Nurse probation with no requirement of random biological fluid testing.

In the Matter of the California Board of Registered Nursing Statement of Issues (License Denial) Against Prospective Registered Nurse Applicant: The client, a San Francisco Bay-Oakland prospective Registered Nurse, was convicted of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol (DUI). The conviction occurred five years prior to his application to become a Registered Nurse. The California Board of Registered Nursing filed a Statement of Issues against the prospective Registered Nurse. The California Board of Registered Nursing was convinced that the client was rehabilitated. Furthermore, the client proved that he was not a danger to himself or to the public. The prospective Registered Nurse entered into a Stipulated Agreement (settlement) with the California Board of Registered Nursing. The client received a Public Reproval.

In the Matter of the California Board of Registered Nursing Statement of Issues (License Denial) Against Prospective Registered Nurse Applicant: The client, a Los Angeles prospective Registered Nurse, was convicted of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol (DUI). The conviction occurred just one year prior to her application to become a Registered Nurse. The California Board of Registered Nursing filed a Statement of Issues against the prospective Registered Nurse. The client provided proof of rehabilitation from her issue with substance abuse. Furthermore, the client proved that she was not a danger to himself or to the public. The prospective Registered Nurse entered into a Stipulated Agreement (settlement) with the California Board of Registered Nursing. The client received California Board of Registered Nursing probation.

In the Matter of the California Board of Registered Nursing Investigation Against Prospective Registered Nurse Applicant: The client graduated from school and submitted an application to become a Registered Nurse. The California Board of Registered Nursing referred the client’s application to the Department of Consumer Affairs Division of Investigation for further review. The client received a misdemeanor Forgery conviction in Criminal Court ten years prior to the application. The California Board of Registered Nursing also received anonymous information that the prospective Registered Nurse possessed substance abuse issues with alcohol. The Department of Consumer Affairs Division of Investigation agreed to recommend that the prospective Registered Nurse’s application be approved. The California Board of Registered Nursing closed the investigation against the prospective Registered Nurse with no disciplinary charges filed.

In the Matter of the Respiratory Care Board of California Accusation Against Respiratory Therapist: The Respiratory Care Board of California filed an Accusation against a San Jose Respiratory Care Practitioner. The Respiratory Therapist had received three misdemeanor Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol (DUI) convictions and one conviction for misdemeanor Possession of a Controlled Substance. A settlement proposal submitted to the Respiratory Care Board of California provided convincing evidence of the client’s rehabilitation and necessity to continue employment as a Respiratory Therapist. The Respiratory Care Board of California entered into a Stipulated Agreement (settlement) with the Respiratory Therapist. The client received Respiratory Care Board of California probation with no period of suspension.

In the Matter of the Respiratory Care Board of California Accusation Against Respiratory Therapist: The Respiratory Care Board of California filed an Accusation against a Los Angeles Respiratory Care Practitioner. The Respiratory Therapist had received a felony conviction for Possession of a Controlled Substance. A settlement proposal submitted to the Respiratory Care Board of California provided convincing evidence of the client’s rehabilitation and necessity to continue employment as a Respiratory Therapist. The Respiratory Care Board of California entered into a Stipulated Agreement (settlement) with the Respiratory Therapist. The client received Respiratory Care Board of California probation with no period of suspension.

In the Matter of the Respiratory Care Board of California Accusation and Petition to Revoke Against Respiratory Therapist: The Respiratory Care Board of California filed an Accusation against a San Bernardino Respiratory Care Practitioner. The Respiratory Care Practitioner was on Respiratory Care Board of California probation for two Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol (DUI) convictions. In the instant Accusation and Petition to Revoke Probation, the client was accused of Improperly Supervising Respiratory Care students, Negligence in the Practice of Respiratory Care and Patient Charting Errors. Uncovered evidence showed that the allegations were largely unsubstantiated. However, due to the probationary status of the client, the client opted to enter into a Stipulated Agreement with the Respiratory Care Board of California. The client received an extension of Respiratory Care Board of California probation with no additional terms and conditions of probation.

In the Matter of the Respiratory Care Board of California Accusation Against Respiratory Therapist: The Respiratory Care Board of California filed an Accusation against a Bakersfield Respiratory Care Practitioner. The client was accused of Negligence in the Practice of Respiratory Care and Patient Charting Errors. A settlement proposal submitted to the Respiratory Care Board of California provided convincing evidence of the client’s rehabilitation and necessity to continue employment as a Respiratory Therapist. The Respiratory Care Board of California entered into a Stipulated Agreement (settlement) with the Respiratory Therapist. The client received Respiratory Care Board of California probation with no period of suspension.

In the Matter of the Respiratory Care Board of California Accusation Against Respiratory Therapist: The Respiratory Care Board of California filed an Accusation against a San Bernardino Respiratory Care Practitioner. The client was accused of Negligence in the Practice of Respiratory Care and Patient Charting Errors. The hospital that employed the client alleged that he gave narcotics medication through an IV to a patient. The Respiratory Care Board of California entered into a Stipulated Agreement (settlement) with the Respiratory Therapist. The client received Respiratory Care Board of California probation with no period of suspension.

In the Matter of the Physical Therapy Board of California Citation Against Physical Therapist: The client, a Physical Therapist in the San Francisco Bay-Oakland area, received a Citation from the Physical Therapy Board of California. The Citation alleged Negligence in the Practice of Physical Therapy and Exceeding the Scope of the License in the Treatment of a Patient. The allegations arose from another Physical Therapist’s patient who reported burns received from treatment. The client applied emergency wound care to the patient. A Request to Dismiss was authored that included an extensive review of the law and application of the facts to the appropriate law. This information resulted in the dismissal of the Citation by the Physical Therapy Board of California.

In the Matter of the Physical Therapy Board of California Accusation Against Physical Therapist: The Physical Therapy Board of California filed an Accusation against a San Francisco Bay-Oakland area Physical Therapist. The Accusation alleged Negligence in the Practice of Physical Therapy, Theft and Unprofessional Conduct. The Physical Therapist allegedly submitted fraudulent billing invoices to her employer, which in turn billed insurance companies. A settlement proposal presented to the Physical Therapy Board of California showed that at the time of the misconduct, the client experienced numerous personal and family issues. The Physical Therapy Board of California entered into a Stipulated Agreement (settlement) with the Physical Therapist. The client received Physical Therapy Board of California probation.

In the Matter of the Physical Therapy Board of California Accusation Against Physical Therapist: The Physical Therapy Board of California filed an Accusation against a Riverside Physical Therapist. The Accusation alleged Aiding and Abetting the Unlicensed Practice of Physical Therapy, Improper Supervision of Physical Therapy Assistants and Physical Therapy Aides, Negligence in the Practice of Physical Therapy, Patient Charting Violations and Unprofessional Conduct. The Physical Therapist lost control of her practice. Too many patients, understaffing, poorly trained staff and a lack of business knowledge resulted in the allegations. A settlement proposal presented to the Physical Therapy Board of California showed that at the time of the misconduct, the client lacked experience in private business. These issues were the primary contributor to the allegations. The Physical Therapy Board of California entered into a Stipulated Agreement (settlement) with the Physical Therapist. The client received Physical Therapy Board of California probation.

In the Matter of the California Board of Psychology Investigation Against Psychologist: The Los Angeles Psychologist, the director of a large treatment center, was convicted of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol (DUI). The California Board of Psychology opened an investigation into the Psychologist. A review of the evidence showed that the client committed an isolated incident. There was no evidence to suggest that the Psychologist possessed a substance abuse issue. The client did not present a danger to himself or the public. The California Board of Psychology closed the investigation with no disciplinary charges filed.

In the Matter of the California Board of Psychology Statement of Issues (License Denial) Against Prospective Psychologist Applicant: The client, a San Francisco Bay-Oakland Doctorate of Psychology, received two Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol (DUI) convictions. These convictions both occurred while the client was in graduate school. The matter proceeded to Hearing before an Administrative Law Judge from the California Office of Administrative Hearings in Oakland. At Hearing, the client submitted evidence of character rehabilitation, substance abuse rehabilitation and positive future prospects. The client demonstrated that she was not a danger to the public as a Psychologist. The Administrative Law Judge granted the prospective Psychologist a license with probationary conditions.

In the Matter of the California Board of Vocational Nursing & Psychiatric Technicians Investigation Against Licensed Vocational Nurse: A Licensed Vocational Nurse in Los Angeles County was arrested for misdemeanor Domestic Violence. The District Attorney’s Office declined to file formal criminal charges. The BVNPT opened an investigation into the LVN’s alleged misconduct. The BVNPT closed the investigation with no disciplinary action.

In the Matter of the California Board of Occupational Therapy Investigation Against Occupational Therapist: An Occupational Therapist in Orange County was arrested for misdemeanor Domestic Violence. The District Attorney’s Office rejected filing formal criminal charges against the Occupational Therapist. The California Board of Occupational Therapy commenced an investigation into the client’s alleged misconduct. The California Board of Occupational Therapy closed the investigation with no disciplinary action.

In the Matter of the Physical Therapy Board of California Accusation Against Physical Therapy Assistant: The Physical Therapy Board of California filed an Accusation against a Riverside Physical Therapy Assistant. The Accusation alleged Negligence in the Practice of Physical Therapy, Unlicensed Practice of Physical Therapy and Unprofessional Conduct. The client took over the practice of a Physical Therapist who had lost control of her business. The client acted as a Physical Therapist and Physical Therapy clinic owner. The Physical Therapy Board of California entered into a Stipulated Agreement (settlement) with the Physical Therapist. The client received Physical Therapy Board of California probation.

In the Matter of the California Board of Behavioral Sciences Statement of Issues (License Denial) Against Prospective Marriage and Family Therapist Intern Applicant: The client, a Los Angeles prospective Marriage and Family Therapist Intern applicant, was convicted of three misdemeanor Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol (DUI) offenses and one misdemeanor Driving on a Suspended License offense. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences refused to enter into a Stipulated Agreement (settlement) with the prospective MFT Intern applicant. The matter proceeded to Hearing before an Administrative Law Judge from the California Office of Administrative Hearings in Los Angeles. At Hearing, the client submitted evidence of character rehabilitation, substance abuse rehabilitation and positive future prospects. The client demonstrated that she was not a danger to the public as an MFT Intern. The Administrative Law Judge granted the prospective Marriage and Family Therapist Intern a registration with probationary conditions.