A PK client was ordered not to practice medicine pursuant to a PC 23 order. A PC 23 order is an order limiting or restricting a physician's ability to practice and is typically filed when a physician has been accused of a criminal act. The criminal case filing allows the judge in the criminal case to take action without the need for the case to be heard by an administrative law judge.
PK was retained on behalf of a client who was pending multiple criminal counts. Prior to being retained, the superior court judge issued a PC 23 order at the request of the California Medical Board. This restriction forbid the physician from practicing any medicine. Once retained, we filed a modification of PC 23 order that restored our client's ability to practice medicine.
If you are a California physician who is charged with a criminal complaint and subject to a PC 23 order, call our office for a consultation so we can get you back to work.
Pacific Health Corp., the owner of Anaheim General Hospital and Newport Specialty Hospital agreed to pay a civil settlement in the amount of $16.5 million for recruiting homeless people on skid row in Los Angeles for unnecessary medical procedures.
Prosecutors alleged that Pacific Health paid more than $2 million in kickbacks from 2003-2008 to recruiter who were responsible for bringing the hospital the patients. Between Medicare and Medi-Cal $16 million was paid to Pacific Health Corp.
Prosecutors also say Pacific Health is being criminally charged, however, if they abide by the terms of the settlement, the charges will be dropped in six years.