- Board investigator’s implied threat of sanctions excludes use of his interview of licensee as evidence in criminal case
- Vermont board would take 23% fiscal hit by signing on to interstate compact
- Unprofessionalism, sloppiness, and rudeness of surgeons linked to patients’ post-op complications
- Low public awareness found in online survey about discipline of doctors
- Board’s flawed case was not unreasonable, court finds in denying fees and costs
A 2-day sting operation by the Contractor Licensing Board in California resulted in 13 unlicensed contractors being cited in August. All the individuals in question had placed business cards in local home improvement stores or advertised their services online, but without stating a licensee number, a legal requirement. The penalty for a first offense includes up to six months in jail and a $5,000 fine. A second offense carries a mandatory 90 days in jail.
Full story by Rob McCarthy via Thousand Oaks Acorn