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Registered Veterinary Technicians are Responsible for Knowing Record-Keeping Law

The most frequently cited deficiency in a California Veterinary Medical Board (“VMB”) audit of a veterinary hospital is poor record-keeping.  The VMB takes the stance that if it’s not in the medical records, it didn’t happen.  Disciplinary action includes the denial, revocation, probation, or suspension of a license or a citation or Read more…

By Steven L. Simas, ago
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Dentists and Botox

Recently, the Dental Board of California clarified that a dentist may use botox and dermal fillers in their practice.  Specifically, a dentist may use any legally prescribed treatment and medication for patients as long as the treatment is within the scope of their practice as prescribed by law.  Under California law Read more…

By Steven L. Simas, ago
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Should Mandatory Peer Review Reporting Apply to Physician Assistants?

Recently, three U.S. Senators have asked federal health officials to review the way state medical boards regulate our nation’s physicians. This request was prompted by recent reports from a citizen’s watchdog group and three newspapers, including the Star Tribune, that “highlighted disturbing failures of state medical boards to discipline physicians,” Read more…

By Steven L. Simas, ago