Medical Board Says "No" to Psychiatrist Paul Yeh; Obtained Licensed by Fraud

May 25, 2018

 

On or about May 14, 2018, the Medical Board of California suspended psychiatrist Paul Yeh's medical license.

Yeh, a psychiatric resident in the behavioral unit of White Memorial Hospital in Los Angeles, had the license for a little over two weeks before before the Board took action against him. 

The Board’s document states that it received Yeh’s application for licensure on March 27, 2018. 

On April 18, 2018, it received a parcel from the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) evidence of Yeh having passed his final U.S. medical licensing examination (also known as a "Step 3"). The Board thus issued him a medical license on April 27, 2018.

However, on May 4, 2018, the Board received another parcel from FSMB which contained data contrary to what was in the first one; it indicated that Yeh had neither taken nor passed his final examination. In examining the two envelopes which the informations were sent in, The Licensing Board Chief found that the mailing label on the first envelope had been tampered with: “…she observed [Yeh’s] name on the shipping label under ‘an area that had been whited out.’”

Yeh had thus obtained a medical license by fraud or deceit. 

Approximately 30% of all criminal prosecutions and disciplinary actions taken against psychiatrists and psychologists are for fraud or theft.  

Source: Ex Parte Interim Suspension Order, Case No. 800-2018-043778, Paul Yeh, M.D., Physician's and Surgeon's Certificate No. A155642, May 14, 2018

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