- Automatic expungement trend gives clean slate to license applicants facing criminal background checks
- Board hid investigators’ actual caseload with fake data for Auditor
- National board federation making accreditation decision does not act with state authority
- Casino magnate loses appeal of disciplinary ruling when he appealed initial, not final order in his case
- FAA revocation of commercial pilot reinstated after NTSB reduced discipline
- Court had discretion to withhold judgment on challenge of board authority until discipline charges against licensee resolved
- Board not required to name specific subsection of law in notice of discipline
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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