FAKE AGENT CALLS
The Board Staff has received several phone calls from multiple licensees stating that someone is calling pretending to be an agent of the Medical Board and trying to obtain personal information. These calls are scams. Information regarding your licensure number, issue date, expiration date, and address of record is available on the Board’s website. Your NPI number is also available on the Internet. The Board would not contact you by phone to obtain your personal information. We would contact you to set up a time that you can contact us and give you a valid call back number or schedule an in person meeting. The Board is located in Atlanta, GA and all phone numbers from the Board will have Atlanta area codes. (404, 470, 678 or 770) If you receive a call like this please do not give any personal information and disconnect the call. If you need any additional information, please contact Jonathan McGehee, Director of Investigations at email@example.com.
GCMB reviews internal policy regarding handling of sexual misconduct and boundary violations
On June 09, 2017, The Georgia Medical Board adopted a public statement regarding the Board’s handling of sexual misconduct and boundary violations.
The Board, at the direction of Board Chairman Dr. John Antalis, began reviewing previous sexual misconduct/boundary violations cases in an effort to ensure the Board is following its mission to protect the health of Georgians through the proper licensing of physicians and certain members of the healing arts and through objective enforcement of the Medical Practice Act.
It is the intent of the Board to protect Georgia patients from physicians who use coercion or power for sex by:
• EDUCATING physicians about the importance of reporting colleagues who may be committing boundary violations
• INVESTIGATING every allegation and involving law enforcement when the investigation reveals criminal activity
• ENFORCING allegations that are proven by issuance of a Public Consent Order or Revocation of their medical license