Administrative Law Topics: Out of State Discipline

California Physician Wins Public Reprimand in License Hearing Before Medical Board

The Medical Board of California sought to revoke our client’s California Medical license and place him on probation based on disciplinary action in another state.  The out-of-state medical board fined our client $20,000 based on allegations that he employed unlicensed individuals to dispense medications and administer local anesthetic.  There are no allegations of patient harm. 

Department of Insurance Settlement After Discipline by SEC

A California insurance broker with a life agent license faced an Accusation alleging that he was barred from the securities industry for several years for violating securities laws.  The Accusation also alleged that our client had been sued by other states for permitting unlicensed securities activity.  Our client agreed to settle the case by paying a substantial monetary penalty.

There were two key factors in reaching a settlement:

1) Countering unproven allegations in federal and state legal documents as well as wild press accounts with the facts.

California Board of Registered Nursing Dismisses Accusation Against R.N.

The California Board of Registered Nursing filed an Accusation against a registered nurse (R.N.) seeking discipline based on revocation in another state.  In fact, our client’s license had been reinstated in the other state.  We presented documents explaining the nature of the out-of-state revocation and reinstatement, and the Board of Registered Nursing dismissed the Accusation.

There were three key factors to the defense of the case: