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Requirements for Central File of Licensed Practitioners in California – Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code § 800

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Central files; creation; contents; complaint forms; confidentiality

The California Medical Board must keep a central file of all licensed practitioners in the state, and must include the following information on each licensed professional:

  1. Criminal conviction;
  2. Judgment or settlement where the individual was required to pay $3,000 or more in damages;
  3. Public complaints;
  4. Disciplinary action.

The law states that the files are not public record, and must remain confidential.  The licensed professional or his/her attorney may inspect the files, except where the identity of an information source is disclosed.  The Medical Board must also allow law enforcement or regulatory agencies to inspect the files, if needed to investigate illegal activity.

Current as of June 2015