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PRIVACY POLICY

This is the official Privacy Policy that applies to information collected online from users of this website. This Privacy Policy applies only to information gathered through this site and does not necessarily reflect our practices with respect to information gathered through off-line means.

By using this site, you are accepting the terms of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not use our site. We reserve the right to modify or amend the terms of our Privacy Policy from time to time without notice. If you continue to use our site after we post changes to this Privacy Policy, it will mean that you accept those changes.

Normal website usage:

We have a firm commitment to internet privacy. The only information we collect from a normal web site visit is from our web server logs, through cookies, and directly from the user. Primarily, we use this information to provide you with a personalized internet experience that delivers the information, resources, and services that are most relevant and helpful to you. We do not share any of the information you provide, unless it is stated in this Privacy Policy, or when we believe in good faith that the law requires it. We use this information to generate statistics and measure site activity to improve the usefulness of the site to our visitors.

Collection and use of personally Identifiable information:

We may collect email addresses, phone numbers, addresses, and other personally identifiable data about visitors when such data is voluntarily submitted through this website. For example, our site uses contact forms for visitors to request information, products, and services. Contact information from the contact form is used to send information about services to the visitors of this site. We only require that you provide an email address on the contact form. Please do not submit any proprietary or sensitive personally identifiable information (e.g. date of birth; drivers license number; credit card; or Social Security Number, or bank account or other financial information--[collectively, “Sensitive Information”]. Submitting any Sensitive Information, will be done at your own risk, and we will not be held liable to you or responsible for consequences of your submission.

Information that you provide to us through the contact form, will be used so that we may respond to your inquiry. We will also use information you provide to us to communicate with you in the future. If you do not wish to receive such communication, you may opt out (unsubscribe) as described below.

Web server logs: When you visit our website, we may track information about your visit and store that information in web server logs, which are records of the activities on our sites. The servers automatically capture and save the information electronically. Examples of the information we may collect include:

  • the name of your unique Internet service provider;
  • the web page from which you arrived to our site;
  • the pages you viewed on the site; and
  • the town/city, county/state and country from which you access our website;
  • the kind of browser or computer you use;
  • the number of links you click within the site;
  • your unique Internet protocol address;
  • certain searches/queries that you conducted via our website(s).
  • the date and time of your visit;

The information we collect in web server logs helps us administer the site, analyze its usage, protect the website and its content from inappropriate use and improve the user's experience.

Use of Cookies: In order to offer and provide a customized and personal service, our websites and applications may use cookies to store and help track information about you. Cookies are simply small pieces of data that are sent to your browser from a Web server and stored on your computer's hard drive. We use cookies to help remind us who you are and to help you navigate our sites during your visits. Cookies allow us to save passwords and preferences for you so you won't have to re-enter them each time you visit.

The use of cookies is relatively standard. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. However, if you prefer, you can set your browser to either notify you when you receive a cookie, or to refuse to accept cookies. You should understand that some features of many sites may not function properly if you don't accept cookies.

Your California Privacy Rights:
Residents of the State of California have the right to request a list of all third parties to which a company conducting business in California has disclosed personal information during the preceding year for direct marketing purposes. Alternatively, the law provides that if the company has a privacy policy that gives either an Opt-out or Opt-in choice for use of your personal information by third parties for marketing purposes, the company may instead provide you with information on how to exercise this choice.

How is your personal information protected?

We take certain appropriate security measures to help protect your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. However, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized persons will always be unable to work around our security measures.

Who has access to the information?

We will not sell, rent, or lease mailing lists or other user data to others, and we will not make your personal information available to any unaffiliated parties, except as follows:

  • to agents, website vendors and/or contractors who may use it on our behalf or in connection with their relationship with us;
  • if we are unable to assist with your matter, but know an unaffiliated attorney or firm that may be able to help you, we may refer you and share information you provided us with that party; and
  • as required by law, in a matter of public safety or policy, as needed in connection with the transfer of our business assets (for example, if we are acquired by another firm or if we are liquidated during bankruptcy proceedings), or if we believe in good faith that sharing the data is necessary to protect our rights or property.

Opt-Out and Correction Procedures:
To opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. Contact us by phone number, contact form, or mailing address on our website at any time to:

  • see what data we have about you, if any;
  • change/correct any data we have about you;
  • ask us to delete any data we have about you; and/or
  • opt out of future communications from us.

In your letter or email, make sure to give us your:
·Full Name
·Mailing address (including City, State and Zip Code)
·Indication that you do not wish to be contacted by us.

If you have any further questions about this privacy policy, please contact us using the phone number, mailing address or contact form listed on this website. If our information practices change in a significant way, we will post the policy changes here.

We reserve the right to modify or amend the terms of our Privacy Policy from time to time without notice. If you continue to use our site after we post changes to this Privacy Policy, it will mean that you accept those changes.

Effective July 9, 2012

Healthcare License Defense Quick Facts:

  • California State Medical Board Powers
  • The Accusation
  • The Hearing
  • How We Can Help
The practice of medicine and other healing arts is closely regulated in the United States. In recent years, this regulation has increased at both the state and federal levels. Licensed physicians and other health care providers face potential disciplinary actions from multitude of public and privately operated agencies and other entities, including federal entitlement programs like Medicare and Medicaid, DEA, and managed care organizations quality assurance boards. However, the one agency which usually maintains the power to terminate a health care professional’s license to practice remains the state medical licensing board.
If a formal accusation has been filed, one must act decisively to mount a defense to the charges. Failure to act quickly may result in forfeiture of important legal rights. Legal rights which apply in malpractice suits may not be available, or may be strictly limited, in defending one’s license to practice. For example, in most states, including California, the provider’s right to obtain discovery of the evidence against him or her is much more limited in the administrative hearing than in civil court suits; written interrogatories and oral depositions are usually not allowed.
A health care provider is entitled to a formal hearing before his or her license may be restricted or revoked, but the nature and extent of the hearing may vary depending upon the state law, as well as how one responds to the accusation in the first instance. Agencies are granted a great deal of leeway in prosecuting licensees and are accorded wide deference by the courts when their final decisions are challenged as improper or unfair. A lawyer defending a license disciplinary action on behalf of a professional health care provider must be vigilant in protecting the professional’s constitutional rights of due process and preserving all objections for purposes of appeal. A provider who defends himself throughout the formal hearing process, and then comes to the lawyer when disciplinary sanctions have been imposed and the time for appeal is already running, stands less chance in reversing the agency’s order.
The Law Firm of Marvin Firestone, MD•JD, & Associates, LLP has been helping doctors, nurses, psychologists and other healthcare professionals protect and defend their professional licenses for over 33 years. Our medical-legal experience may mean the difference in a professional’s career. By getting involved immediately after the physician or healthcare professional knows of an investigation of care, we can help to control the investigative and formal hearing process, develop the evidence needed to defend allegations, and uncover the true facts. If you are the target of an investigation or Board Accusation, don’t delay seeking the advice and counsel of a health or medical lawyer. To schedule a FREE initial phone consultation, fill out our online form or call us at 1-800-LAW-MDJD (1-800-529-6353).We serve clients throughout California.

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