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professional guidelines

This section contains the Medical Board’s disciplinary guidelines as well as resources related to professional ethics, pain management, and patient safety.

Medical Ethics

All Medical Board licensees are required to comply with ethical standards of practice as defined by professional associations or accrediting bodies. This page provides links to resources about professional ethics.

Pain Management

This page provides links to the Medical Board’s pain management rules, as well as other pain management related resources.

Patient Safety & Medical Errors

The Medical Board promotes efforts to reduce medical errors and provide safe delivery of medical care. This page provides links to resources related to patient safety issues.

Disciplinary Guidelines

The Medical Board developed Disciplinary Guidelines as a reference tool to promote consistency in Board imposed sanctions, while recognizing the need to review the facts of each case. This page links to the Disciplinary Guidelines.


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