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Follow-Up Report on the Legal Issues Concerning Florida Board of Medicine Disciplinary Practices, Report No. 98-11, August 1998
 
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  • In 1997 the Legislature passed a requirement that the Board of Medicine review complaints filed against physicians within six months of receipt.
  • To further reduce the length of disciplinary process, the board has limited the time in which a physician decides how to respond to his or her case to 21 days. Physicians who elect to negotiate consent agreements must submit a signed settlement agreement within 60 days.
  • The Board of Medicine made changes to provide greater consumer access to information by publishing the names of physicians who have been disciplined by the board or have paid multiple malpractice claims.

What were our earlier findings?

Report No 95-49 Review of Legal Issues Concerning Florida Board of Medicine Disciplinary Practices, published on April 2, 1996.


What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 97-72 Follow-up Review of the Licensing and Disciplinary Practices of the Board of Medicine, published in April 1998.
  • Report No. 95-14 Licensing and Disciplinary Practices of the Board of Medicine, published on December 4, 1995.

Copies of this report in print or alternate accessible format may be obtained by telephone (850/488-0021), by FAX (850/487-9213), in person, or by mail (OPPAGA Report Production, Claude Pepper Building, Room 312, 111 W. Madison St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-1475).
e-mail address: oppaga@oppaga.fl.gov


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