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October 2017 Archives

Rural doctor’s forced retirement has patients worried

The doctor is almost 85 years old and just now stepping into retirement. But it’s not a willing step; the rural family doctor is being forced into shutting down her office by New Hampshire’s Board of Medicine. The board questions decision-making and other fundamental aspects of her work such as her record-keeping.

Doctor accused of practicing without a valid license

The list of requirements to be licensed as a doctor of medicine in the state of New York is, at the very least, extensive. The New York State Education Department's Office of Professions goes on at length about the requirements, types of licenses, verification process and much more.

Rural doctor and his patients threatened by fraud claims

If you brought the entire county to New York City, the residents of Carroll County, Tennessee, would fill slightly more than half of Yankee Stadium. But the people there aren't these days interested in trips to baseball venues. They are instead worried that one of the few doctors working in their rural area might be taken away from them by the federal government.

Should you defend yourself at a nursing license board hearing?

When your nursing license is in jeopardy, many things may race through your head. All the stress and frustration can get in the way of good judgment, but one thing you should never do is defend yourself at a nursing license board hearing. Here is a look at a few reasons why.

Borders, boundaries and consequences for nurses

We read with interest a well-written column by an oncology nurse about borders, boundaries and consequences for boundary crossings and violations. Let's begin by defining terms: the columnist writes that the National Council of State Boards of Nursing says "a boundary crossing" is a 'brief excursion across professional lines of behavior.'"

Menendez trial highlights Medicare fraud issues

Though the trial of Sen. Bob Menendez is competing for national media coverage with a number of other major news stories, it has brought attention to several important issues, including health care fraud. Menendez is charged with bribery in a case that revolves around his friendship with co-defendant Dr. Salomon Melgen.