What is the Range of Recommendations the MRSC Might Make to the Board?
- The MRSC might recommend “no further action,” which means that there was no violation of the Board’s statutes, rules or the AMA Code of Ethics and/or there are no grounds for discipline.
- The MRSC might recommend a letter of concern (LOC) which is a non-disciplinary confidential letter to the physician warning him/her that his actions in that case are questionable, and he/she needs to modify those practices which led to the problem. An LOC is non-public and does not require a hearing before the Board can issue it. (New Hampshire Revised Statutes Annotated 329:17, VII-a). The LOC is not reported to the National Practitioners Data Bank, and its issuance is not disclosed to the complainant.
- The MRSC might recommend a hearing for discipline (explained in next faq)