A complaint has been filed against Dr. Phil with the California Board of Psychology.
The complaint reportedly accuses Dr. Phil McGraw of practicing without a license when he visited Britney Spears at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center after her meltdown earlier this month, according to TMZ.com.
Dr. Phil is also accused of violating the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. The complaint alleges Dr. Phil practiced clinical psychology without a license and further violated doctor-patient privilege by discussing the pop star's case with the media.
Dr. Phil has never been licensed to practice in California, and he is no longer licensed in his home state of Texas.
McGraw failed to complete the conditions imposed as disciplinary sanctions by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists in 1989.
At that time a former therapy client had filed a complaint against him, claiming their relationship was inappropriate.
McGraw later admitted giving her a job but denied touching her.
Soon after he was officially reprimanded, McGraw closed his private practice.
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