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License may be refused, revoked or suspended; licensee may be fined, censured or reprimanded; procedure; practice after suspension or revocation; penalty; unprofessional and dishonorable conduct defined; fees and expenses. – N.M. Stat. Ann. § 61-6-15

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These requirements apply to all persons licensed by the New Mexico medical board to practice in the state as a medical doctor, physician assistant, polysomnographic technologist, anesthesiologist assistant or naprapath.

If satisfactory proof is made to the New Mexico medical board that a licensee is guilty of dishonorable or unprofessional conduct, the board may revoke or suspend the license, and may fine, censure, or reprimand the licensee. Unprofessional or dishonorable conduct by a licensee includes:

  • Failure to provide pertinent and necessary medical records to a physician or patient in a timely manner when legally requested to do so by the patient or a legally designated representative of the patient is considered unprofessional or dishonorable conduct; 
  • Improper management of medical records, including failure to maintain timely, accurate, legible, and complete medical records;
  • Willfully or negligently divulging privileged information or a professional secret; and
  • Willfully or negligently divulging a professional confidence.

Current as of June 2015