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FAQ - Physicians
What Actions are Taken by the Board, and What is the Statistical Breakdown?

July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014 (Fiscal Year 2014)
A total of 398 consumer (patient) complaints, notice of malpractice suits, reservable claim reports from insurance companies and/or complaints from other sources were closed between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014. Of those total matters closed, 16 were unfounded pursuant to RSA 329:17, XIII, which deems a complaint is unfounded if it does not fall within the jurisdiction of the Board, does not relate to the actions of the licensee, or is determined by the Board to be frivolous; 185 were voted on by the Board for no further action; 151 confidential Letters of Concern were issued, pursuant to RSA 329:17, VII-a. These letters advise the licensee that while there is insufficient evidence to support disciplinary action, the Board believes the physician should modify or eliminate certain practices, and that continuation of the activities which led to the information being submitted to the Board may result in action against the licensee's license. These letters are not released to the public or any other licensing authority, except that the letters may be used as evidence in subsequent disciplinary proceedings by the Board. Also during this time frame, the Board imposed disciplinary action in 24 matters: eleven Settlement Agreements for professional misconduct, five Voluntary Surrender of Licenses, one emergency suspension of license, one suspension of license, and six orders issued pursuant to a Disciplinary Hearing.

July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015 (Fiscal Year 2015)
A total of 446 consumer (patient) complaints, notice of malpractice suits, reservable claim reports from insurance complanies and/or complaints fromother sources were opened between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015.

A total of 436 consumer (patient) complaints, notice of malpractice suits, reservable claim reports from insurance companies and/or complaints from other sources were closed between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015. Of those total matters closed, 33 were unfounded pursuant to RSA 329:17, XIII, which deems a complaint is unfounded if it does not fall within the jurisdiction of the Board, does not relate to the actions of the licensee, or is determined by the Board to be frivolous; 156 were voted on by the Board for no further action; 57 confidential Letters of Concern were issued, pursuant to RSA 329:17, VII-a. These confidential Letters of Concern advise the licensee that while there is insufficient evidence to support disciplinary action, the Board believes the physician should modify or eliminate certain practices, and that continuation of the activities which led to the information being submitted to the Board may result in action against the licensee's license. 117 confidential Letters of Concern were issued, pursuant to RSA 329:17, VII-a and RSA 329:16-f, I. These confidential Letters of Concern advise the licensee that any change in business or home address shall be reported to the Board no later than 30 days from the date of the change. 37 confidential Letters of Concern were issued, pursuant to RSA 329:17, VII-a and RSA 329:16-f, II. These confidential Letters of Concern advise the licensee that they shall provide the Board with a copy of any notice of complaint, action for medical injury, or claim received from or disciplinary action taken in a jurisdiction outside of this state within 30 days of receipt of such notice or action. The Letters of Concern are not released to the public or any other licensing authority, except that the letters may be used as evidence in subsequent disciplinary proceedings by the Board. Also during this time frame, the Board imposed disciplinary action in 17 matters: nine Settlement Agreements for professional misconduct, one Voluntary Surrender of License, one denial of application for licensure, three Preliminary Agreements for Practice Restrictions, two suspension of licenses, and one order issued pursuant to a Disciplinary Hearing.

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