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Sonoma Physician Surrenders License after Medical Board of California Accusation

Published: Thursday, May 2, 2019

(Sacramento, California) - A Sonoma physician accused of inappropriately prescribing controlled substances to four of his patients has surrendered his license to the Medical Board of California (Board).

The surrender of the license of Clinton Lane became effective on May 1, 2019, and comes after the filing of an accusation charging him with four counts of unprofessional conduct for repeated negligent acts, and/or excessive prescribing, and/or prescribing without an appropriate prior examination/medical indication.

"The surrender of Lane's license allows the Board to meet its mission of consumer protection," said Kimberly Kirchmeyer, the Board's executive director.

The Board's accusation against Lane, which is accessible on the Board's website, outlines a pattern of repeated negligence involving the prescription of opioids to four of his patients.

To view the decision against Lane, visit his profile page on the Board's website. For more general information about the Board, including how to file a complaint, visit the Board's website.


The mission of the Medical Board of California is to protect health care consumers through the proper licensing and regulation of physicians and surgeons and certain allied health care professionals and through the vigorous, objective enforcement of the Medical Practice Act, and to promote access to quality medical care through the Board's licensing and regulatory functions. If you have a question or complaint about the health care you are receiving, the Board encourages you to visit its website or call (800) 633-2322. For up-to-date information on Board activities, please join our Subscribers' List.

Contact: Carlos Villatoro, Medical Board of California, (916) 263-2394