board of medical examiners


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A body recognised by a state government, which validates a health professional’s credentials, to determine the individual’s ability to practice medicine in a particular state; the board is also authorised to suspend, place a physician on probation, or revoke his/her license to practice medicine

board of medical examiners

Clinical practice A body recognized by a state government, which validates a health professionals, credentials, to determine the individual's ability to practice medicine in a particular state; the board is also authorized to suspend, place a physician on probation, or revoke his/her license to practice medicine
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Then last March, the Board of Medical Examiners again suspended his license, saying he posed "an imminent risk" to his patients.
And so he lodged a complaint against Ellis with the Texas Board of Medical Examiners.
The Board of Medical Examiners has made it clear that Leveque cannot sign verification letters while his license is suspended, Higginson said.
That notoriety drew the attention of the Board of Medical Examiners, which in May 2002 suspended his medical license for 90 days, fined him $5,000 and placed him on 10 years' probation.
That distinction sparked an investigation by the state Board of Medical Examiners, which ultimately fined Leveque and suspended his medical licenses for 90 days.
He says that the National Board of Medical Examiners and its staff have been of inestimable assistance in working on the exam.
In many cases, the Board of Medical Examiners and these institutions also are able to take proactive measures to prevent such occurrences and enhance patient safety in Oregon.
The American Board of Medical Specialties was founded by the four existing specialty boards, the American Hospital Association, the Association of American Medical Colleges the Federation of State Medical Boards, the American Medical Association Council on Medical Education and Hospitals, and the National Board of Medical Examiners at a meeting in 1933.
Each settlement for $1 million is for an injury that is classified as "permanent major" by the Oregon Board of Medical Examiners, meaning that someone was paralyzed, damaged mentally, or both.

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