- Automatic expungement trend gives clean slate to license applicants facing criminal background checks
- Board hid investigators’ actual caseload with fake data for Auditor
- Licensee claims of malicious prosecution not dismissible as frivolous
- Admissions from unrelated case cannot be used in board action against man practicing without a license
- Proving deceptive professional conduct does not require establishing common law elements of fraud
- Rejected applicant not eligible to seek contents of investigatory file after giving up on application process
- Board has power to issue summary suspension while discipline case pending
A physician's discrimination claim based on a lifetime monitoring requirement, imposed on her by the state medical board over her diagnosis of bipolar disorder, may proceed, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana decided October 12 (Ford v. La. State Bd. Of Med. Examiners). The court rejected the state medical board's motions to dismiss the suit.
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