Attorney Beth Collis, of Collis Law Group LLC, was quoted in a Medscape article titled "The Dangers of a Medical Board Investigation: How to Protect Yourself". In the article Ms. Collis addresses the 9,000 complaints that the State Medical Board of Ohio receives each year. "Many are minor or frivolous, such as allegations that the … Continue reading Attorney Beth Collis quoted in Medscape article on Medical Board investigations
Keep your address up to date As a physician licensed to practice medicine in Ohio, you are required (under R.C. 4731.281) to maintain your current accurate mailing address with the State Medical Board of Ohio. You may update your address online at: http://med.ohio.gov/UpdateAddress.aspx The address on file with the Medical Board will be the official … Continue reading Ohio Physicians: Timely open and respond to all letters from the Medical Board
I am often asked by clients, "Who makes the final determination as to the sanction that will be imposed against a physician at the State Medical Board of Ohio?" In theory, this is a simple answer. The Board Members review all the evidence in the case and a vote of six members will result in … Continue reading How are decisions made by the State Medical Board of Ohio
I recently learned that Ohio Medical Board investigators now carry hand guns while on the job. I had heard that the Board was considering allowing their investigators to carry firearms, but recently I learned first hand that an investigator had entered a private medical practice carrying a firearm. I find this practice intimidating and unnecessary. Isn't it … Continue reading Medical Board Investigators Carry Guns Now?
In my practice I receive calls each week from nervous and frightened physicians who have been contacted either by telephone or letter from a Ohio Medical Board or even Pharmacy Board investigator. The question I am always asked is: Do I have to talk with the investigator? First, never speak with an investigator without competent … Continue reading What to do if contacted by a Medical Board investigator