The Health Quality Enforcement Section (HQE) seeks experienced trial attorneys with a deep commitment to public protection and a desire for challenging and rewarding public interest work.
HQE attorneys litigate administrative cases against the licenses of dangerously negligent and incompetent medical professionals, including physicians, psychologists, and other health care practitioners. HQE’s work is sensitive, subject to intense scrutiny, and calculated to protect health care consumers. HQE also handles writs and appeals resulting from administrative licensing proceedings, as well as emergency injunctive proceedings, requests for bail restrictions and sentencing recommendations in criminal court, general civil litigation involving medical licensing boards, and specialized proceedings such as subpoena enforcement actions in Superior Court.
HQE deputies analyze complex and voluminous medical records and expert reports to draft Accusations and other pleadings. We work closely with investigators, expert witnesses, and patients in preparing matters for vigorously defended contested hearings. Deputies work closely with representatives of client agencies to negotiate settlements that protect the public. They also advise client agencies on expert and/or consultant needs, strategy, and provide training to agency staff. Selected deputies serve as liaisons to HQE client agencies, and assist the section in programmatic and public policy issues.
Deputies are expected to work under time constraints, client and department guidelines, and to abide by ethical and professional standards. Some travel within the state is required.
Here are links to our job postings for the Health Quality Enforcement section, Fresno and San Francisco.