What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a physician who has demonstrated professional misconduct.
If my physician has sanction history, does that make him/her a poor quality physician?
If a physician has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor physician. Evaluate the information and determine how severe you think the cause and action were.
How far back does DoctorHelps sanction history go?
DoctorHelps reports state and federal sanctions (if any) for the previous five years except when a physician's license has been revoked,suspended or surrendered.
For which states does DoctorHelps collect sanction history?
DoctorHelps collects sanction history from all 50 states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they may have a clean record.