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Medical Board of California Physician License Denial Statement of Issues Defense Attorney

Medical Board of California Statement of Issues Defense Lawyer

The Medical Board of California, known as the MBC, licenses approximately 120,000 Physicians in the State of California. Individuals who are Physicians licensed in another state can apply for a traditional Physician’s and Surgeon’s License from the Medical Board of California. However, different rules apply for graduates of Medical Board of California approved medical schools who are not already licensed Physicians in another state. These individuals must be accepted into an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited postgraduate training program in California and obtain a Postgraduate Training License (PTL) within 180 days. Thus, most Residents in Residency Programs and many Fellows in Fellowship programs must receive a PTL within 6 months of enrollment. The Postgraduate Training License is valid for 39 months. After 36 months, the Resident or Fellow must obtain a Physician and Surgeon License from the Medical Board of California. Unfortunately, many applicants are denied a Physician License from the Medical Board of California. Applicants denied a Physicians License in California should seek legal representation from an experienced California Physicians License Statement of Issues Defense Attorney.

Medical Board of California Physician License Statement of Issues Defense Lawyer

A Physician and Surgeon License applicant denied a Physicians License from the Medical Board of California will receive a Statement of Issues document. A Statement of Issues served on a California Physician License applicant states the reasons for denial. The Physician and Surgeon License applicant, now called the Respondent, has only 15 days from the date that the Accusation was served (not received, but served) to file a Notice of Defense. The failure to file a Notice of Defense results in a Default Denial against the Physician License applicant.

In many cases, it is possible for California Physician License applicants to reach a Stipulated Agreement with the Attorney General’s Office and Medical Board of California. A Stipulated Agreement is a formal term for a settlement agreement. If a Stipulated Agreement cannot be reached, the parties will proceed to a formal Hearing before the California Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH). California Physician License applicants facing a Medical Board of California Statement of Issues for a Physician’s and Surgeon’s License Denial should contact an experienced Medical Board of California Statement of Issues Defense Attorney for representation. Common causes for denial of a Physician License are:

  • Academic dishonesty
  • Competency issues
  • Disciplinary history with another licensing agency
  • Failure to disclose required information on the Physician License application
  • Incomplete Physician License application
  • Medical degree is from an institution not recognized by the Medical Board of California
  • Misstatements on the Physician License application

 Medical Board of California Physician License Statement of Issues Denial Hearing Attorney

The California Office of Administrative Hearings, also known as OAH, maintains several Court Hearing locations. These Court locations are in Los AngelesOaklandSacramento and San Diego. In some instances, Hearings may be held offsite in BakersfieldFresnoOrange CountyRiversideSan BernardinoSan FranciscoSan Jose or Ventura. The Administrative Law Hearing is a formal Hearing before an Administrative Law Judge.

The Administrative Law Judge, or ALJ, will issue a written Proposed Decision approximately 30 days after the Hearing. The Medical Board of California can adopt, modify or reject the ALJ’s Proposed Decision. The Medical Board of California’s action is called the Final Decision and Order. There are two main rights of Appeal of a Final Decision and Order. California Government Code § 11521 allows a Doctor to file a Petition for Reconsideration prior to the effective date of the Final Decision and Order. Pursuant to California Code of Civil Procedure § 1094.5, the Physician License applicant can also file a Petition for Writ of Mandamus in Superior Court. A Writ must be filed within 30 days of the effective date of the Final Decision and Order. Applicants for a Physician License facing a Medical Board of California Administrative Law Hearing for a Physician License Denial need effective representation from a Medical Board of California Physician License Statement of Issues Defense Lawyer.

Medical Board of California Physician License Denial Attorney for Foreign/International Medical School Graduates

Foreign and international medical school graduates applying for a PTL or Physician License issued by the Medical Board of California can face unique challenges. There are many reasons for the Medical Board of California to deny a PTL or Physician License. Foreign and international medical school graduates facing a Postgraduate Training License Denial or Physician License from the Medical Board of California should consult with a Medical Board of California Statement of Issues Defense Lawyer. Our law firm works with foreign and international medical school graduates denied a Postgraduate Training License (PTL) or California Physician License from the following locations:

  • Asia
    • Azerbaijan
    • Bhutan
    • Cambodia
    • Georgia
    • India
    • Japan
    • Kazakhstan
    • Mongolia
    • Nepal
    • Philippines
    • Singapore
    • South Korea
    • Thailand
    • Uzbekistan
    • Vietnam
  • Middle East
    • Bahrain
    • Egypt
    • Israel
    • Jordan
    • Kuwait
    • Oman
    • Qatar
    • Saudi Arabia
    • United Arab Emirates
  • Africa
    • Angola
    • Botswana
    • Cameroon
    • Chad
    • Democratic Republic of the Congo
    • Ethiopia
    • Eritrea
    • Ghana
    • Guinea
    • Kenya
    • Lesotho
    • Liberia
    • Madagascar
    • Malawi
    • Morocco
    • Namibia
    • Rwanda
    • Senegal
    • South Africa
    • Tanzania
    • Togo
    • Uganda
    • Zambia
  • Australia and New Zealand
  • Caribbean
    • Anguilla and Barbuda
    • Antigua
    • Aruba
    • British Virgin Islands
    • Bahamas
    • Cayman Islands
    • Curacao
    • Dominica
    • Dominican Republic
    • Grenada
    • Haiti
    • Saint Lucia
    • Sint Maarten
    • Trinidad & Tobago
  • Europe
    • Albania
    • Austria
    • Belgium
    • Bosnia-Herzegovina
    • Bulgaria
    • Cyprus
    • Czech Republic
    • Denmark
    • Estonia
    • Finland
    • France
    • Germany
    • Greece
    • Hungary
    • Ireland
    • Italy
    • Kosovo
    • Latvia
    • Lithuania
    • Luxembourg
    • Moldova
    • Monaco
    • Montenegro
    • Norway
    • Poland
    • Portugal
    • Romania
    • Russia
    • Serbia
    • Slovakia
    • Spain
    • Sweden
    • Switzerland
    • The Netherlands
    • United Kingdom/Great Britain (England, Scotland, Wales)
    • Ukraine
  • Latin America
    • Argentina
    • Belize
    • Bolivia
    • Brazil
    • Chile
    • Colombia
    • Costa Rica
    • Ecuador
    • Mexico
    • Panama
    • Paraguay
    • Uruguay