A Santa Clara attorney was recently suspended by the State Bar of California over improper billing procedures. The suspension will last a year, followed by a three-year period of probation.
When you are a medical provider, the threat of losing your license can loom large in your mind. It's hard not to wonder whether the mistakes you make -- at work or in your private life -- will come back to haunt you.
Could losing your real estate license be easier than you think? Just like other professionals, realtors are held to a high standard by both the National Association of Realtors and the California Bureau of Real Estate. What might put your real estate license in danger?
One of the biggest nightmares a physician can face is allegations of inappropriate contact with a patient. Even the accusation, if it becomes widely known, can be enough to damage your personal and professional reputation for years to come.
When it comes to keeping a professional license and avoiding problems with the review board, many young professionals fail to realize exactly how much their conduct in their private life matters.
Your character -- not just your ability to pass the bar exam -- can be your biggest hurdle as you pursue your license to practice law.
Nurses these days are expected to live up to some pretty tall standards. After all, as a nurse, you have access to sensitive information about your patients, handle high-powered narcotics and treat people who are in vulnerable conditions all the time. It's understandable, then, that nurses face a lot of scrutiny.
One of the quickest ways to endanger your medical license is to fall victim to a drug diversion scam or a patient who is abusing your services in order to fuel his or her addiction. That's why it's imperative to be particularly sensitive to the warning signs of drug-seeking behavior -- and particularly conscientious about documenting your efforts to validate a patient's legitimate need for pain medication.
The former dean of the University of Southern California lost his license after a hearing by the state's Medical Board.
The digital age has created a whole host of opportunities in medicine, as well as problems. Doctors are now confronted with a dizzying array of ethical and professional issues that can erupt over something as simple as an online post.