Fact or Fiction (What Actually Happened) vs. the NCMB’s Perspective:
Historically, when the NCMB’s attorneys are able to coerce a licensee to sign a “Consent Order” their order is generally quite different than the events as they happened. Some of the facts may be the same, but events are frequently presented “out of context”; the events are “spun” in a manner, which puts the practitioner in the worst possible light in an attempt to justify the actions of the NCMB Legal Department.
Numerous licensees have reported that upon refusal to sign an initial consent order, subsequent versions of the consent order with differences of verbiage will be submitted; differences that cast the licensee in a less-harsh manner. Licensees unaware of this game will generally sign the “initial offer”. During each step of this process however, coercion tactics and duress are used with threats that if the licensee does NOT sign a consent order, the treatment by the full Board in a hearing will produce a much-worse outcome. Historically, quite the opposite is true from review of the public records on the Board’s website.
The following examples will show actual events from the practitioners perspective contrasted with a link to the Board report on that licensee. Some of the licensees were so afraid to give consent that they only allowed use of their story conditional to being totally anonymous with redacted information on their Consent Order. This request was honored.