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Medical Board of California Postgraduate Training License Denial Defense Attorney

Medical Board of California Postgraduate Training License Denial Defense Lawyer

The Medical Board of California, known as the MBC, licenses approximately 120,000 Physicians in the State of California. All graduates of Medical Board of California approved medical schools who are not already licensed Physicians in another state and are accepted into an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited postgraduate training program in California must obtain a Postgraduate Training License (PTL). The PTL must be obtained within 180 days of enrollment. In other words, 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 Postgraduate Training License applicants are denied a PTL. Applicants denied a PTL should seek legal representation from an experienced Medical Board of California License Defense Attorney.

Medical Board of California PTL Statement of Issues Defense Lawyer

A PTL applicant denied a Postgraduate Training License from the Medical Board of California will receive a Statement of Issues document. A Statement of Issues served on a California PTL applicant states the reasons for denial. The PTL 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 Postgraduate Training License applicant.

In many cases, it is possible for Postgraduate Training 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 PTL applicants facing a Medical Board of California Statement of Issues for a PTL Denial should contact an experienced Medical Board of California Statement of Issues Defense Attorney for representation. Common causes for denial of a Postgraduate Training License are:

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

 Medical Board of California PTL 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 PTL 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 Postgraduate Training License facing a Medical Board of California Administrative Law Hearing for a PTL License Denial need effective representation from a Medical Board of California License Defense Lawyer.

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

Foreign and international medical school graduates applying for a Postgraduate Training 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. Foreign and international medical school graduates facing a Postgraduate Training License Denial from the Medical Board of California should consult with a PTL Medical Board of California License Defense Lawyer. Our law firm works with foreign and international medical school graduates denied a Postgraduate Training License (PTL) 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