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Brief suspension while mental evaluation was pending cannot be expunged from public records

A stipulated agreement that led to a very short suspension which was lifted after the licensee physician passed a mental examination cannot be expunged from the board's website, a California appellate court ruled June 23.

In 2013, the Medical Board of California moved to discipline physician Karen Goodrich for refusing to undergo a board-ordered medical examination. The board had been informed that, due to an apparent mental impairment and a similar refusal to submit to an evaluation, Goodrich had lost her medical privileges . . .

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