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Welcome to the Official Blog of Simas & Associates, Ltd. Below, please find recent postings from our firm in regards to items of interest concerning our law firm, our cities, state, and nation, and our legal practice areas and service. We try to update frequenty, so check back often.

Medical Records as a Defense to Your License to Practice

Mr. Simas is hosting another Health Care workshop in Sacramento, California. This time it is to discuss “Medical Records as a Defense to Your License to Practice”. The workshop will examine the California Medical Board’s standards for recordkeeping and how all licensing agencies – including the Medical Board – build cases against their licensees through […]

DFEH is a Good Place to Start Your Discrimination Complaint

Our law firm receives dozens of inquiries a week from current and former employees who suffered some form of discrimination at the hands of their employer, supervisor, co-worker, or vendor. As unbelievable and depressing as that sounds, it is the truth – many people still face discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and retaliation in the workplace.  Oftentimes […]

Vendor Vigilance in the WIC Program

A fast-growing state licensing area is the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (“WIC”). In 2011 alone, the California WIC Program trained 2,970 new vendors. As with any new license area comes the potential for abuse. However, given the subject-matter, WIC is prone to overzealous prosecution of licensees. Thus, it is important that […]

Strategy for Handling California Veterinary Medical Board Investigations

California Veterinary Medical Board Investigation Process The California Veterinary Medical Board (“Board”) receives from 500 to 600 consumer complaints per year. While many of these complaints do not necessarily constitute violations of the Veterinary Practice Act, the Board aggressively investigates complaints, including against the clients of Simas & Associates, Ltd. Initial Letter of Inquiry In […]

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