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Court rejects MD’s attempt to force board to count his non-medical practice towards fulfilling probationary period

A physician whose probationary period was being tolled, or put on hold, because the Medical Board of California determined he was not engaged in the practice of medicine as required, found his case dismissed by a state appellate court in an August 5 decision because he had filed an appeal instead of a petition for a writ of mandate.

The case began when surgeon William Moores was fired by his employer in 1999. The board followed suit with a disciplinary action, accusing Moores of gross negligence and incompetence. Eventually, Moores and the board entered into a . . .

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