- 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
An Iowa court, in a March 6 decision, upheld the dismissal of an attempted appeal by a doctor who had been ordered to submit a report to the state medical board informing them in advance if he ever intended to return the practice.
The court ruled that, although the letter seemingly imposed certain requirements on the physician licensee, it was, in fact, only advising the licensee to take the listed actions.
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