Our professional license defense blog has discussed various allegations that may give rise to an ethical investigation. Today’s post discusses the issue of misdiagnoses.
According to a 2016 survey, several common issues top the list of ethical challenges commonly encountered by Americans. In light of the increased scrutiny afforded to opioid pain medications, many doctors worry about overprescribing pain medication.
The recent suspension of a doctor’s medical license may raise larger concerns among health professionals about keeping their medical licenses in good standing.
Could divergent medical opinions give way to an ethical complaint? A recent article raises concerns.
When does a doctor’s behavior rise to the level of professional misconduct? At a minimum, a complaint filed with the applicable licensing board, such as the Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, or Pharmacy, must allege more than just dissatisfaction with fees or a doctor’s attitude.
Whenever you obtain a professional nursing license, the possibility exists that you could also lose that license at some point. Of course, you undoubtedly want to avoid such a possibility and continue working in your chosen field. Therefore, you may wish to understand what actions could lead to the loss of a nursing license and what you could do if you find yourself at risk for license suspension or revocation.
As a medical professional, you likely pride yourself on your accomplishment of obtaining your medical license in order to help those in need. However, this occupation often proves stressful, and you may find yourself in situations that involve you feeling overwhelmed by the decisions you must make. In some cases, the stress may become too much.
As a medical professional, keeping your professional license in good standing is a daily effort, evidenced by the quality of care that you provide to your patients. However, it is also important to consider the license renewal application process.
A recent consent agreement executed by a neighboring state’s medical board has resulted in the suspension of a family medicine doctor’s license. The agreement was based, in part, on the doctor’s admission that he had entered into sexual relations with a female patient.
It can be easy to forget that licensed professionals are subject to the same job stressors and performance inhibitors as everyone else. Problems at home may be taking a toll in the office. Addictions to medications, drug abuse, or mental health matters might be posing a danger to a professional and/or his or her patients.