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Frequently Asked Questions

Patients and Families:

Who is on the Board of Medicine?
Who Can Make a Complaint?
How Do I File a Complaint?
Will I Get in Trouble if I Make a Complaint?
What Happens After I Make a Complaint?
What Happens Once the Board Has the Complaint and Response?
How Often Does the Medical Review Subcommittee Meet?
What Actions Might the Board Take After Reviewing Reports of Investigation?
How Will I Find Out What Happens After I Make a Complaint?
Why Does it Take so Long to Get an Answer?
I Made a Complaint Four Months Ago. I Got a Letter Thanking Me for This, But Nothing Ever Happened.
How Often Does the Board of Medicine Meet?
May I Come to Board of Medicine Meetings?
May I Speak at Board of Medicine Meetings?
Are Doctors Ever Disciplined?
What Kind of Discipline Do Doctors Get?
What Actions are Taken by the Board, and What is the Statistical Breakdown?
I Sued My Doctor. Why Didn't the Board of Medicine Do Something?
Your Medical Records - Know Your Rights About Obtaining Them.

Physicians:

Who is on the Board of Medicine?
Who is on the Medical Review Subcommittee?
What Does the Board of Medicine Do?
What is the Process to Obtain a Written Verification of My License?
What Happens Initially After a Complaint or Suit Reaches the Board?
What is the Range of Recommendations the MRSC Might Make to the Board?
What Happens After the Medical Review Subcommittee Makes Its Recommendation?
What is the Range of Actions Which the Board Might Take?
What Does a Public Disciplinary Hearing or Settlement Mean and What is Involved?
Do I Have the Right to Legal Counsel at Any Point in This Process?
What is Reported to the Data Bank?
What is Made Public?
Is a Confidential Letter of Concern Truly Confidential?
Is a Confidential Letter of Concern Reported to the Data Bank?
How Can I Defend Myself Against a Complaint?
Can I Appeal a Decision of the Board?
If a Complaint is Made Against Me, But There is No Action, No Discipline, and Not Even a Letter of Concern, Does This Complaint Stay on My Record?
What Actions are Taken by the Board, and What is the Statistical Breakdown?
Can I Prescribe Medications For Myself or My Family?
Where Can I View the AMA Code of Ethics?
How Can I Properly Manage Chronic Pain Patients Who Are on Narcotic Analgesics?
Must a Hospital Report to the Board a Disciplinary Action Relating to a Physician?
What is New Hampshire Law and Board Policy Regarding a "Disruptive Physician"?
What is the Board's Position on a Physician Having a Sexual Relationship With a Patient?
What is the Board's Policy Regarding Retained Sponge, Needle or Instruments Despite Normal Counts by the Surgical Team?
What Happens if I’m Late Renewing My License and What is the Process of License Renewal?


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