What happens if a complaint is filed against me with the North Dakota Board of Medical Examiners?

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.

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