How Do You Respond to a Medical Board Accusation?
A (California) Medical Board Accusation triggers a time clock. To contest a Medical Board Accusation you must file a form that requests a hearing. That form should be included with the Accusation package and it is available on the Medical Board website. Your request for a hearing must be received within fifteen (15) days after the accusation is served. (See Government Code Section 11506) To be safe, have a service deliver the form titled “Notice of Defense” to the board and to the office of the Attorney General.
What Address Should I Use to Serve a “Notice of Defense” ?
The Attorney General’s address is on Accusation itself. Use the name of the listed attorney and his/her address. The notice to the Medical Board should be directed to the Discipline Coordination Unit, 2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 1200, Sacramento, CA 95815-3831.
Do I Need An Attorney ?
You should have had notice of the investigation long before an Accusation was filed. It is imperative that you contact an attorney for all but the most absurd complaints against you. So “yes”, you needed an attorney and you need one now.