Calif. Medical License Revocations Highest in Decade
In fiscal year 2013, the California Medical Board revoked 58 medical licenses, while another 80 physicians chose to relinquish their licenses rather than fight accusations against them, according to new state data. The new figures mark the highest number of revocations and surrenders in the last 10 years and are about 35% higher than the average for the last decade. CMB spokesperson Cassandra Hockenson said the increase stems from a new Prescription Drug Strike Force, which is tasked with identifying physicians who are illegally prescribing controlled substances.
- "California MD License Revocations Hit 10-Year High" (Reese, Sacramento Bee, 12/20).