An Ohio physician’s license to practice medicine is invaluable. When the State Medical Board initiates an investigation or formal proceedings against an Ohio physician, the stakes cannot be higher. Our attorneys have experience in handling all phases of Medical Board disciplinary proceedings from the investigation phase, disciplinary hearings, and the appellate process.
Recently, S&W handled the matter of State ex rel. Mahajan v. State Med. Bd. of Ohio, 127 Ohio St.3d 497, 940 N.E.2d 1280, 2010-Ohio-5995. In what is likely to be an oft-cited decision, the Ohio Supreme Court held that the confidentiality provision of the statute governing the State Medical Board’s disciplinary and investigatory procedures may be waived by the person being investigated.