Upon receipt of a complaint, the Board usually forwards a copy of the complaint to the respondent physician and requests a response from the physician. If questions remain after the physician’s response then the Board may conduct an investigation. If disciplinary action is possible because of a physician’s alleged actions then the complaint and investigation report are reviewed by an investigative panel. The investigative panel will determine if the complaint should be dismissed or if a hearing should be held. If it is determined that a hearing is necessary then it will be scheduled and the administrative law judge will decide what sanctions, if any, should be brought against the physician.
The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.