No discipline warranted for physician, based on good-faith effort to comply with reporting requirements

Topic: Professional Licensing, Decided by: Judge Barnes 
Docket Number: 2305234 , Decision Date: January 19, 2023 
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The Georgia Composite Medical Board sought sanctions against one of its licensed physicians for purportedly failing to notify the Board that he had entered an alcohol-abuse treatment program.  The Court concluded that, while the physician failed to meet the 30-day reporting requirement, the evidence showed he made a good-faith effort to submit the required notification, and that this failure “was a clerical error, rather than deliberate concealment.”  Given these circumstances, the Court determined sanctions were unwarranted.



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