Physicians are some of the most revered members of society in California. They are considered heroes and have earned respect from everyone. A physician, like many other professionals in California, requires a professional license to practice medicine. But a physician is not guaranteed that they will always have their license and there are a number of ways in which they can be revoked.
Having a medical license revoked can be humiliating and frustrating. There are some common ways in which a physician can have their license revoked in California.
A physician may lose their license if they overprescribe opiods or other highly addictive medications that result in a patient’s death. The California Medical Board has been known to investigate death certificates and revoke a physician’s license if the patient died under suspicious circumstances even if the physician meant no harm.
Conviction of a felony
A felony conviction can lead to the medical board revoking a license depending on the severity of the crime.
If a doctor is facing a misdemeanor crime, they can still have their license revoked. The medical board may still investigate the facts and evidence against the doctor and may seek revocation.
There are cases where a doctor can find themselves in trouble with Medicare, Medicaid, MediCal, or other insurance fraud matters.
Improper use of drugs or alcohol can lead to an effort to revoke a license.
If a doctor is accused of mistreatment of a patient it can lead to an investigation and revocation.
An attorney who specializes in Administrative Law can help a physician who is facing serious challenges to a medical license. An attorney understands that these situations require highly experienced counsel to navigate and achieve a result that avoids revocation. They will work diligently to have their client’s good name and professional license secured.