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Day: April 2, 2019

Who is Dr. Swate?

Dr. Swate is an attorney who provides legal services to health care professionals. Dr Swate started his career defending his fellow friends and colleagues against malpractice claims. He was also asked by his friends to defend them before the Texas Medical Board. This grew into a full fledged practice.  Dr. Swate understands that healthcare professionals face investigation from many different...

The Texas Medical Gestapo is Alive and Well

you for records is an administrative subpoena. It cannot be enforced by the investigators or any law enforcement agents they have with them. In order to have the force of law, it must be signed by a judge. Without a search warrant, the investigators cannot search your office unless you give them permission. The third step is to have your office staff leave the office. One of the training steps...

Better Early than Late

It is always an honor and privilege to be asked to represent a health care professional when he/she is being attacked by a licensing board at any stage of the proceeding. But so many times, I wish that our firm has been contracted at an earliest stage of the attack. This wish is usually at 2 a.m. in the morning when our firm is attempting to complete motion or pleading due the next day. Many...

DEFENDING USLME ACCUSATIONS OR FINDINGS OF IRREGULAR BEHAVIOR

Have you been accused of “irregular behavior” when you took Step 1, Step 2 or Step 3 of the USMLE exam? If you have been accused of irregular behavior you have a right to defend yourself as well as have an attorney assist you. The USMLE Committee for Individual Review (CIR) meets periodically thought out the year to review cases involving allegations of irregular behavior by USLME applicants...

Accused of USMLE Exam Irregular Behavior??

If you receive a letter from the USMLE(United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) or Examination Committee for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) accusing you of irregular behavior you are being accused of cheating. Yes, the letter is an accusation of cheating. You will be asked to response to the accusation and given an opportunity to request to attend the Committee meeting where the...