- Automatic expungement trend gives clean slate to license applicants facing criminal background checks
- Board hid investigators’ actual caseload with fake data for Auditor
- Montana Supreme Court strikes down restriction on advanced practice nurses providing abortions
- Court revokes license of nurse who neglected vulnerable patient
- New Hampshire Supreme Court rules that grandfathered training school required to submit to board audit
- Eighth Circuit upholds dismissal of case challenging enforcement of confidentiality of medical records
- Reversal of license revocation overturned for lack of deference to board’s decision
Two years ago, the last in a series of reports blasting California’s diversion program for drug- or alcohol-abusing physicians finally led to the program’s being spiked. According to the California State Auditor, inconsistent monitoring of doctors and poor medical board oversight were the issues: the program failed to conduct random drug tests, did not require doctors to immediately stop practicing after testing positive for alcohol or drugs, and did not quickly identify missed drug tests.
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