- 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 the case of a nurse disciplined for contributing to the death of a hospital patient, the Supreme Court of Ohio held February 23 that a hearing examiner's denial of the nurse's subpoena of several other patients' medical records was not so arbitrary as to constitute an abuse of discretion or denial of due process (Clayton v. Ohio Board of Nursing).
However, the 4-3 decision upholding a 2014 ruling of the Court of Appeals was notable in that two of three dissenting justices, referring to the "chaotic" situation at the hospital that evening, raised a . . .
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