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Understanding various licensing board rulings

There are numerous situations that can cause a Pennsylvania doctor to face administrative licensing proceedings. For instance, it may occur if a patient accuses a physician of wrongdoing or if a doctor fails to adhere to protocol that governs his or her behavior in the workplace. A licensing board has the authority in appropriate circumstances to place a doctor on probation, suspend or even revoke his or her medical license.

Licensing board suspends doctor until 2020

If a Pennsylvania doctor is placed on suspension, he or she is then prohibited from practicing medicine in the state unless and until such time that the suspension is officially lifted. A licensing board in another state has suspended a particular doctor there until 2020, following the death of one of his patients. The decedent's family is blaming the doctor for negligence, saying their loved one might still be alive if the doctor had not over-prescribed narcotics.

Licensing board temporarily suspends Pennsylvania doctor

A man who has been a practicing doctor in Pennsylvania for nearly 30 years is facing serious legal and administrative problems at this time. Any other physician in this state who is worried about licensing board sanctions may want follow this case. For the time being, the doctor in question has been suspended and asked to surrender his medical credentials.

Protect your rights and career in a licensing board hearing

As a licensed professional in Pennsylvania, there are numerous personal or criminal issues that may have an immediate or long-term impact on your career. If something happens that results in you being called to a licensing board hearing, you may feel stressed and worried about your future. While it's possible to go it alone when appearing before the board, it is not necessary and, in fact, may not be the best choice possible.

Licensing board investigating situation involving psychologist

Pennsylvania psychologists, like all others throughout the nation, must adhere to certain regulations and protocol that set the accepted standards of practice for their profession. If a licensing board has reason to question the behavior of a licensed psychologist, it may issue a license suspension while an investigation takes place. A psychologist in another state is currently facing such circumstances.  

Plastic surgeon suspended by medical licensing board

A woman who has come to be known as the "dancing doctor" has apparently surrendered her license indefinitely. Pennsylvania plastic surgeons may want to follow the case involving several patients coming forward to say they suffered serious injuries under her care. The plastic surgeon gained the nickname "dancing doctor" after videos of her dancing during surgeries appeared on YouTube. Due to those films and allegations of malpractice from several people, a medical licensing board stripped her of her professional title.  

Attention Pennsylvania doctors: Bedside manner matters

Pennsylvania doctors may want to keep tabs on a recent situation in another state involving a doctor who has been penalized for her demeanor toward a patient. A medical licensing board has suspended the doctor's license. This administrative penalty was issued in connection to an exchange that occurred between the physician and a patient, who happens to be a college basketball player.

Prescription drugs associated with medical licensing problems

Life as a Pennsylvania doctor or nurse can be stressful. In addition to staying updated on current medical data and regulations regarding patient care, being a medical professional can pose personal challenges as well. Family life often bears the strain of mothers or fathers who must work long hours away from home, thus causing various relationship issues. Some medical workers also face serious problems concerning prescription drugs and substance abuse. In fact, misusing prescription drugs can lead to serious medical licensing problems. 

Licensing board investigating nurse's situation

Many Pennsylvania nurses have access to controlled substances during the normal course of their work duties. A nurse in another state is currently the subject of a licensing board proceeding and criminal investigation regarding accusations against her that she harmed her patients. Two key factors are central focuses of her situation: She is said to have inappropriately handled drugs on the job and also that she tried to infect her patients with Hepatitis C. 

Licensing board says doctor is a danger to the public

If co-workers or employees accuse a Pennsylvania doctor or unlawful behavior in the workplace, he or she may risk a license suspension. A situation that remains ongoing in another state involves a physician who has been branded as a public health threat by the medical licensing board. The doctor has apparently practiced family medicine for more than 25 years.  

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