Can One be Convicted of the Unlicensed Practice of Medicine Even if the Person Never Treats a Patient?

Business and Professions Code § 2052 states that no one without a properly issued license to practice medicine may do so.  In “medical marijuana” clinics, it is not uncommon for one to obtain a recommendation for the use of marijuana to ease a wide spectrum of pain.  In this regard, there certainly has been a perception that shady doctors and even their staff are abusing their position to enhance the income of a particular clinic because they may be located nearby or even have an ownership interest in the clinic.  To read more about this common issue and the unlicensed practice of medicine, click here.


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