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Physician Discipline: A Review of the MN Board of Medical Practice Complaint Review Process

The Minnesota Medical Board is responsible for the licensure and discipline of Minnesota physicians. In its disciplinary capacity, the Board reviews and processes alleged violations of the Minnesota Medical Practice Act (Minn. Stat. 147). The Health Law Section presents a focused review of the Board’s complaint process and its effect on physicians.

Please join Ruth Martinez, Complaint Review Unit Supervisor for the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice, and Mark Whitmore, Managing Partner at Bassford Remele, for a discussion regarding the Board’s complaint investigation procedure, the types of action taken by the Board (restrictions on license to practice, suspension of license, etc.), and the ramifications of disciplinary action with regard to HMOs, national reporting requirements, and the physician’s existing/future employment.

The program will conclude with an audience Q & A session with the presenters.


Ruth Martinez, Complaint Review Unit Supervisor, Minnesota Board of Medical Practice

Ruth Martinez has been with the Board of Medical Practice since 1988. As Supervisor of the Complaint Review Unit, she oversees the Board’s complaint review activities and compliance monitoring process for regulated professionals under disciplinary and corrective actions. She also represents the Board on external coalitions and work groups collaborating to improve patient safety and health care delivery in Minnesota.

Mark R. Whitmore, Shareholder, Chief Operating Officer/Managing Partner, Bassford Remele

1 hour of Standard CLE credit applied for.
The event code is 166953.



Date:  Friday, April 20, 2012

Time: 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Please join us for breakfast beginning at 7:30 a.m., followed by the program from 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Location:   The Town & Country Club
300 Mississippi River Blvd. N. St Paul, MN 55104-4927  [Directions/Map]


Health Law Section Member:  $15.00

MSBA Member but not a Health Law Section Member:  $20.00

Join the Health Law Section and attend this meeting for FREE: (You must be a current MSBA member but not a Health Law Section member. Pay the 12-month section dues and your Health Law Section membership will expire on June 30, 2013.): $30.00

Non-MSBA Members:  $30.00

Law Students:  Free

Teleconferencing is available. Teleconferencing instructions will be sent by e-mail on Thursday, April 19. Registrations must be received no later than April 17 to receive the instructions.

Cancellation Policy:
Refunds will be processed for cancellation requests received in writing on or before noon on the registration deadline. Requests should be directed to the event contact person listed at the bottom of this notice. Cancellation requests received after this time are not eligible for refunds. You may send a colleague in your place if you are unable to join us and the registration deadline has passed.