- Automatic expungement trend gives clean slate to license applicants facing criminal background checks
- Board hid investigators’ actual caseload with fake data for Auditor
- Licensee not entitled to second evidentiary hearing after 11 years of procedural up-and-downs
- Discipline upheld against psychologist who gave patient file to opposing counsel in lawsuit
- Complainant cannot force board to let him testify against licensee
- Formal recommendation by hearing examiner not required in order to revoke a license
- Licensee cannot dodge obligation to adhere to trade standards through provision in contract with customer
In 36 states, there is no law preventing doctors who have been imprisoned on felony charges, molested patients, or demanded sex in exchange for prescription drugs from continuing to see patients. A national examination of the system conducted by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution as part of its "Doctors and Sex Abuse" series found that some states—Minnesota, for example—automatically and permanently revoke if the physician has a felony sexual assault conviction. The majority, however, leave the decision to the medical board. Some board executives argue that . . .
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