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Can State Medical Licensing Board Practices Affect The Mental Health of Physicians?

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Almost no one who has had to face and deal with mental health issues wants to share that information, especially with an employer or with a professional licensing board. However, state medical licensing boards ask a great many intimate questions about a doctor’s personal life. Understandably, medical licensing boards want…

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DEA Registration Compliance: A Practitioner’s Guide To Retaining Their Livelihood Through Controlled Substances

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The Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”) and the Center for Disease Control (“CDC”) have identified opioid drug abuse in the United States fastest growing health crises in the Nation.  In response, the DEA’s Diversion Control Program (“DCP”) has stepped up its efforts to revoke the ability of physicians to dispense controlled…

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Accused Of Drug Diversion Or Stealing Drugs? Here’s What To Do

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Controlled substance abuse and addiction is a devastating condition for those who suffer from it and for their loved ones. Drug diversion by nurses and other healthcare professionals is often linked to the stresses of the workplace, long shifts, fatigue, and insomnia combined with relatively easy access to controlled substances….

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When Is Prescribing Painkillers Considered A Crime?

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As the number of fatal overdoses linked to prescription painkillers has increased, so has the number of doctors who are facing criminal charges for overprescribing painkillers and other controlled medications. The issue gained attention several years ago when Michael Jackson’s doctor, Conrad Murray, was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in Jackson’s…

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What To Expect When Appearing Before The Texas Medical Board

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If you are a medical doctor in the state of Texas, and if a complaint is filed against you with the Texas Medical Board (TMB), you must respond swiftly and appropriately on your own behalf. Whether or not a complaint lodged against you has merit, your career and your entire…

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Can A DWI Affect Your Medical License?

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Around the globe, medical professionals are held to the highest professional and ethical standards by the other members of their own profession. That’s the reason why medical licensing boards are established – to enforce those standards. That’s also why, if you are a doctor or a nurse in the state…

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Postgraduate Medical Program Accreditation And Probation Status

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After completing postgraduate medical school, medical students graduate as new doctors who are ready to train for medical specialty areas such as family medicine, surgery, or radiology. These new doctors typically become the residents at teaching hospitals across the United States. As residents, these doctors are able to acquire from…

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International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) Names Attorney Jeffrey C. Grass 2016’s “Top Attorney of the Year”

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Attorney Jeffrey C. Grass has been honored by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) with the title of “Top Attorney of the Year” for 2016. This acknowledgment requires fellow peers to nominate the honoree and the IAOTP has selected Mr. Grass because of his professional achievements throughout his illustrious…

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How To Get Your Medical License Restored

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The Texas Medical Practice Act of 1999 authorizes the Texas Medical Board (TMB) to issue and to discipline the medical licenses it grants to medical doctors (MDs) and Doctors of Osteopathy (DOs). The TMB’s mission is to protect the public by regulating the practice of medicine and by ensuring quality…

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7 WAYS TO LOSE YOUR NURSING LICENSE

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Nurses are supposed to be compassionate healers. Overwhelmingly, most nurses are. Still, every year, nursing boards in all fifty states revoke scores of nursing licenses. Although most of these revocations involve something unrelated to the job, other license revocations happen because patients have been abused, endangered – or worse. The…