- Automatic expungement trend gives clean slate to license applicants facing criminal background checks
- Board hid investigators’ actual caseload with fake data for Auditor
- Lenient discipline overturned because tribunal did not include required layperson
- Interim suspension order overturned for reliance on dated allegations
- Court affirms decision that attorney inappropriately engaged in legal practice by managing his law firm during suspension
- Decision to forgo further discipline returned to regulator for lack of explanation
- Licensee may challenge age disenrollment in court
Amid the state’s worst budget crisis in history, in the latter part of 2009, the California Department of Consumer Affairs launched a wholesale revamping of the disciplinary system for health professionals. Entitled the Consumer Protection Enforcement Initiative (CPEI), the reforms coincided with reaction to a Los Angeles Times series that was highly critical of nurse discipline in the state.
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