Medical Board of California

Resource / Agency Name: Medical Board of California
Resource / Agency Description:

(from their website)

The Medical Board is responsible for reviewing and investigating complaints about, and disciplining the following medical professions:

  • Licensed Physicians & Surgeons
  • Licensed Midwives
  • Research Psychoanalysts and Student Research Psychoanalysts
  • Registered Polysomnographic Trainees, Technicians, and Technologists
  • Outpatient Surgery Settings (within the Board’s jurisdiction)

Further, the Board’s staff also reviews and investigates complaints about Doctors of Podiatric Medicine and Physician Assistants; however, any disciplinary action taken against one of these licensees is decided by the licensing Board/Bureau for that profession.

If an individual or organization appears to have violated the laws within the Board’s jurisdiction, Board staff will investigate the allegations and charges may be filed. Following are the types of complaints reviewed by the Board:

  • Substandard Care (e.g., misdiagnosis, negligent treatment, delay in treatment, etc.)
  • Prescribing Issues (violation of drug laws, excessive/under prescribing)
  • Sexual Misconduct
  • Impairment (drug, alcohol, mental, physical)
  • Unlicensed practice, or aiding and abetting unlicensed practice
  • Unprofessional Conduct (e.g., breach of confidence, record alteration, filing fraudulent insurance claims, misleading advertising, arrest or conviction)
  • Office Practice Issues (e.g., failure to provide medical records to patient, failure to sign death certificate, patient abandonment)
Resource / Agency Website Address: http://www.mbc.ca.gov/Consumers/Complaints/
Resource / Agency Phone Number: 1-800-633-2322
Resource / Agency Fax: (916) 263-2435
Resource / Agency Address: Medical Board of California
Central Complaint Unit
2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 1200
Sacramento, CA 95815
ZIP Code: 95815

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