Drug Possession, Disorderly Conduct, Crimes of Moral Turpitude… Commonwealth Court Speaks Up

  Today the Commonwealth Court issues another remarkable decision involving a Pennsylvania medical professional. Dunagan v. BPOA, 2019 WL 155879, is the third case in a row in which a Commonwealth Court panel has found a Pennsylvania medical related board engaged...

Licensure Applications — Disclosing a Record — Part 2 — Evidence of Recovery, Rehabilitation, and Redemption

In my last blog I wrote about real estate applicant who failed to disclose on his Real Estate Commission application a criminal conviction. Upon discovery the Commission revoked his license and the Commonwealth Court approved of the action. Today’s blog involves...

Licensure Applications — Disclosing a Record — Part 1 — The Cover Up is Worse than the Crime

Professional license applications require potential licensees disclose prior criminal convictions or open criminal cases. Current licensees seeking an additional license must also answer these questions. This self reporting obligations establishes a base level of...

Professional License Defense — Counsel and the Pennsylvania Rules of Evidence

On February 28, 2019 Commonwealth Court issued a decision reversing a Pennsylvania Medical Board order reprimanding a physician. The order reprimanding the physician stems from a medical malpractice case. The patient died and the Medical Board accused the physician of...