- 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
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A board may be investigating serious complaints about a licensee for years while the public is kept in the dark because the complaint file is "invisible," an investigation by the Bakersfield Californian has found. In a July 2014 article on "Dental Dangers," the newspaper reported that dentist Robert Tupac has had over 18 lawsuits filed against him citing problems with his work. Patients of Tupac's have claimed bone loss, teeth that don't fit properly, among other issues. The California Attorney General's office, at the behest of the California Dental Board, has alleged Tupac's dental . . .
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