- 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
The Court of Appeals of Oregon, in a November 22 ruling, overturned a decision by the state’s psychology board revoking the license of a psychologist without allowing her a hearing.
The board had denied the licensee a hearing on the grounds that the findings of an earlier hearing, concerning an emergency license suspension, precluded the licensee from contesting the facts of the case, but the court said the stakes of a discipline hearing were different and allowed further fact-finding.
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