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Every complaint that is filed with the New Hampshire Board of Medicine is first evaluated to determine if the Board has jurisdiction over the allegations. If it is determined that the Board does have jurisdiction then the complaint is referred to the Medical Review Subcommittee. The Medical Review Subcommittee is chaired by a member of the Board of Medicine and consists of both physicians and a layperson. The Subcommittee investigates the allegations by reviewing the patient’s medical records and, usually, asking for the physician’s response to the allegations. Then the Subcommittee prepares a report for the Board. The Board then decides whether to request a formal investigation, approve a settlement agreement or move to a disciplinary proceeding.
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