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Reasons for a California doctor’s license to be revoked

On Behalf of | Nov 23, 2020 | Uncategorized |

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.

Prescription Negligence

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.

Misdemeanor 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.

Insurance fraud

There are cases where a doctor can find themselves in trouble with Medicare, Medicaid, MediCal, or other insurance fraud matters.

Substance Abuse

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.