- Automatic expungement trend gives clean slate to license applicants facing criminal background checks
- Board hid investigators’ actual caseload with fake data for Auditor
- Lenient discipline overturned because tribunal did not include required layperson
- Interim suspension order overturned for reliance on dated allegations
- Court affirms decision that attorney inappropriately engaged in legal practice by managing his law firm during suspension
- Decision to forgo further discipline returned to regulator for lack of explanation
- Licensee may challenge age disenrollment in court
A court in Pennsylvania, in a January 31 ruling, invalidated a policy statement on entry standards issued by the state medical board.
The policy statement would rely on two national education accreditation agencies to determine which graduate schools met sufficient standards to qualify graduates for a behavioral specialist license, the court said. The board had treated the accreditation agencies’ decisions as binding, which would require it to follow formal rulemaking procedures.
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