The Board can issue two types of public reprimands. A public reprimand can be issued
by the Licensing Program to an applicant for a minor violation that does not require
probationary status or warrant denial of the license. The reprimands issued by the
Licensing Program are considered non-disciplinary and are issued to the physician
when the license is granted.
After a physician is licensed, a public reprimand can be issued for minor violations
of law in lieu of the filing of formal charges (i.e., an accusation). A public reprimand
issued for a violation of law is considered a lesser form of discipline.