Can you report a plastic surgeon for malpractice?
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If you file a complaint with the state medical board, the board will discipline the doctor if it finds the doctor violated the regulations of the medical board. It is not up to the state medical board to determine whether there has been malpractice or to discipline the doctor just because he has committed malpractice. A doctor may have committed malpractice without violating the medical board's regulations. In that case, no action will be taken by the medical board. However, if a doctor committed malpractice while also violating a regulation of the medical board, the board will discipline the doctor for violating its regulations, but not for committing malpractice.
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