- Automatic expungement trend gives clean slate to license applicants facing criminal background checks
- Board hid investigators’ actual caseload with fake data for Auditor
- National board federation making accreditation decision does not act with state authority
- Casino magnate loses appeal of disciplinary ruling when he appealed initial, not final order in his case
- FAA revocation of commercial pilot reinstated after NTSB reduced discipline
- Court had discretion to withhold judgment on challenge of board authority until discipline charges against licensee resolved
- Board not required to name specific subsection of law in notice of discipline
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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