- 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
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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