Arizona’s Medical Board is among the most active in the United States. Appearing without counsel that has experience specific to this Board can be hazardous. Cal has experience with investigations, formal interviews and hearing on both clinical and behavioral issues, including license revocation hearings.
Cal frequently advises Impaired Physicians, assisting those with drug, alcohol and behavioral issues to rehabilitate and continue to make meaningful contribution to society.
Cal took to the Court of Appeals one of the most significant cases that preserved the confidentiality of hospital peer review. Physicians fearful of the “legal and financial risks” of participating in peer review should learn of the protections available to them under Arizona and federal law
Physicians are not trained to deal with legal issues. Lawyers seldom deal in “pink and blue,” often known to lawyers as “black and white.” Lawyers see shades of grey and often see arguments that do not occur to scientifically trained minds.
Arizona statutory law creates a duty to report suspected physician impairment under certain circumstances and a privilege (Qualified Immunity protection) to report in others.
You may already have paid for insurance to cover some or all of your legal expense. But your E&O carrier most likely does not tell you that after it has sold you a policy and started receiving your premiums. This no cost coverage unquestionably is factored into your premium by Underwriting. But use of this benefit most likely costs your E&O carrier.