Tuesday, May 7, 2013

The Law Of "No Backsies"

The Maryland Court of Special Appeals invoked the rule of "no backsies" in affirming  a consent order between the Board of Physicians and an experienced doctor who was charged "with improperly prescribing opiates and other controlled substances for a dozen patients over more than eight years."

The court:

A deal is always a deal, but this appeal brings to mind the long-standing playground rule of "no backsies." By calling "no backsies" before finalizing the agreement, the parties reinterate and reinforce their intention to be bound and stay bound.

The court concluded that the board did not err in denying the physician's demand to revise the consent order. (Mike Frisch)


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