McDonald, Mackay and White, LLP

I have been told I am going before Peer Review

What you should and should not do:

Do not call the Peer Review Committee chair to explain what happened because the proper venue to explain the issue is the peer review meeting.

Read the Peer Review rules completely so that you are familiar with your rights and the process.

Pay attention to the time deadlines because you are under a very short timeline.

Do not call the Board to try to explain what happened and to pled your case. Many providers have inadvertently harmed their case by calling the Board before they know their rights. The Board investigators are very skilled and their mission is not to protect you and your license. The Board will take extensive notes whenever you call and these notes can be used against you in the future as can anything you put into writing.

If you are called or confronted by someone in person pertaining to this issue, politely refuse to speak to him or her. Explain that your attorney has instructed you not to speak to anyone and that they will need to contact your attorney.

Do not discuss this issue with co-workers or colleagues because you may cause more harm by becoming part of the gossip network.

Document IN DETAIL everything that has happened. Be sure to list dates, names and everything leading up and after the incident as well as the details about the incident. On the top of this document write “Confidential – Attorney-Client Communication/Work product”. 

What do I need to do next?

This is not my issue