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Follow-Up Report on the Legal Issues Concerning Florida Board of Medicine Disciplinary Practices

Report 98-11, August 1998




Report Summary

  • 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.


Related Reports
  1. Follow-Up Review of the Licensing and Disciplinary Practices of the Board of Medicine
    Report 97-72 April 1998
  2. Review of the Licensing and Disciplinary Practices of the Board of Medicine
    Report 95-14 December 1995
Copies of this report in print or alternate accessible format may be obtained by email OPPAGA@oppaga.fl.gov, telephone (850) 488-0021, or mail 111 W. Madison St., Room 312 Tallahassee, FL 32399-1475.
Copies of this report in print or alternate accessible format may be obtained by email OPPAGA@oppaga.fl.gov, telephone (850) 488-0021, or mail 111 W. Madison St., Room 312 Tallahassee, FL 32399-1475.
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