The California Medical Board’s Year in Review

The California Medical Board (“Board”) published its year in review for 2018-2019.  The entire report can be found here(link is external).

Of interest, the Board’s administrative actions against licensees have increased since last year, and the numbers of disciplinary outcomes—revocations and probations—has increased.  And, even though the vertical enforcement model ended on January 1, 2019, the model is still used in certain cases, including those that “involve allegations of sexual misconduct, impairment, or any case where there is an imminent threat to the public.”  The model included a joint investigation between the Board investigator and the Attorney General’s Office, with a DAG assigned to each investigation to assist in processing.