The attorney pool is currently over-served by those serving two clients and most of those outside simply do not know enough about the “physician health” legal issues related to doctors. When they appear before the board it is as if they are a deer in the headlights. It is a new terrain where all due process and familiar protocol have been removed. Of course this was all facilitated by changes in administrative and medical practice acts orchestrated by the physician health movement “in the interests of protecting the public. This must be recognized and addressed.Skilled negotiators and lawyers with administrative law experience would do well to consider representation for doctors before medical boards regarding “physician health” matters.It is not that esoteric, complicated or difficult. As with the rest of the population, most have just not critically analyzed the issues behind the curtain.
Source: Competent, Ethical and Fair Legal Representation for Doctors —A Possible New Niche area for Lawyers.