To become a dentist, you spent a lot of time in schools, you took a lot of tests, and you looked inside a lot of mouths. But once you started running your own practice, you realized that being a dentist means more than practicing sound dentistry. It also means clearing an endless series of administrative hurdles.
If you want to work for the military or government, you may someday need a security clearance to advance your career. The application process can be daunting. It means the government will pore over your records and may even interview your former employers, co-workers and friends. Could your past mistakes lead to a security clearance denial?
Running a daycare isn’t easy. It might be rewarding to work with kids all day and help them grow, but it can also be exhausting. And then there are the licensing concerns.
What do I do? What comes next? These are two likely responses to learning you’ve had a complaint filed against you with the Medical Board of California.
Relax. Take a deep breath. Clear your head. It may be startling to receive a letter of investigation from the California State Bar, but you want to keep perspective. You want to take the investigation seriously, but it doesn’t need to be cause for panic.
Nursing can be a rewarding profession. As much as it can wear you down, it can leave you knowing, each day, that you made a difference. There aren’t many other professions in which you might save so many lives or help so many people recover their health. Nor are there many professions that are more heavily regulated.
If you have ever been the target of a malpractice suit or medical board investigation, you’re not alone. You’re also not alone if it left you surprised, shocked, angered, stressed or depressed.
The CMS recently sent out the updated Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, and it could change everything. For starters, formerly benign Medical Board sanctions could now cost you your Medicare billing privileges.
Every health care professional understands the power and purpose of vaccinations. Since the world has started orchestrating large-scale vaccinations, we have nearly eradicated several diseases that used to plague our societies. That’s why California recently passed two new laws that limit vaccine exemptions for schoolchildren.
We stress a noteworthy point on our website at the Century Law Group regarding the regulatory challenges that routinely face physicians and other health care workers practicing across California.