If you are a doctor or physician assistant who wishes to practice in Ohio; you must obtain a medical license from the State Medical Board of Ohio and abide by any and all applicable medical licensure rules and requirements.
A failure to comply with licensing requirements may jeopardize your ability to work and practice medicine in Ohio and other states. The following are some of the most-common violations that may result in the suspension or revocation of a medical license.
Five ways to lose your medical license
1) Prescription Drug Errors – Doctors who improperly prescribe, dispense or administer prescription drugs may face a range of disciplinary actions including formal reprimand, probation, medical education courses and the temporary or permanent revocation of a medical license.
2) Committing Fraud or Engaging in Deceptive Practices – From cheating on a medical exam to making false or deceptive claims in the advertising of one’s practice, these actions may result in the suspension or temporary or permanent revocation of a medical license.
3) Ethical Violations – Examples of ethical violations include referral kickbacks, failing to act in a patient’s best interests and disclosing confidential information. These types of violations may result in a formal reprimand or the temporary suspension or permanent revocation of a medical license.
4) Criminal Conviction – Medical professionals who are convicted of or plead guilty to a felony criminal charge in Ohio will have their medical licenses suspended or permanently revoked.
5) Abuse of Drugs and/or Alcohol – Medical professionals whose “habitual or excessive use or abuse” of drugs or alcohol may have their medical licenses suspended for a certain timeframe or permanently revoked.
Defend Against Disciplinary Actions
If you are a healthcare provider who is at risk of losing your medical license, it’s important to contact an attorney who handles administrative law and professional licensing matters.
An attorney will represent you and your best interests at an administrative hearing and defend against any disciplinary actions.