Thompson v. Medical Licensing Bd., No. 2-1076A395

Docket NºNo. 2-1076A395
Citation180 Ind.App. 333, 398 N.E.2d 679
Case DateDecember 26, 1979
CourtCourt of Appeals of Indiana

Page 679

398 N.E.2d 679
180 Ind.App. 333
W. Turton THOMPSON, Appellant (Plaintiff Below),
v.
MEDICAL LICENSING BOARD of Indiana and Ernest R. Beaver,
James N. Hampton, Robert R. Kopecky, John H. Mader, Walter
J. Beneville, Bruce C. Brink, and Edward L. Hollenberg,
Individually and as members of the Medical Licensing Board
of Indiana, Appellees (Defendants Below).
No. 2-1076A395.
Court of Appeals of Indiana, Third District.
Dec. 26, 1979.

C. Robert Knight, Zionsville, Ronald E. Elberger, Indianapolis, for appellant.

Theo. L. Sendak, Atty. Gen., Walter F. Lockhart, Asst. Atty. Gen., Indianapolis, for appellee.

BUCHANAN, Chief Judge.

[180 Ind.App. 347] ON PETITION FOR REHEARING

Dr. W. Turton Thompson's petition for rehearing challenges our opinion of April 25, 1979, for failing to address an issue raised on appeal; specifically whether a plaintiff who files an action in state court under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 must exhaust his administrative remedies. Although this issue was implicitly decided in our earlier opinion, we now explicitly state our holding, and deny rehearing.

Thompson seeks shelter from the requirement of exhaustion of administrative remedies in § 1983. Not so.

We do not dispute Thompson's statement that state and federal courts have concurrent jurisdiction over § 1983 actions. Young v. Board of Education of Fremont County School District (D.Col.1976), 416 F.Supp. 1139; Luker v. Nelson (N.D.Ill.1972), 341 F.Supp. 111. But the mere existence of concurrent jurisdiction does not convert an Indiana state court into a federal court.

Thompson points to the general rule that exhaustion of state administrative remedies is not a prerequisite to bringing a § 1983 action in a federal court. Damico v. California (1967), 389 U.S. 416, 88 S.Ct. 526, 19 L.Ed.2d 647; McNeese v. Board of Education (1963), 373 U.S. 668, 83 S.Ct. 1433, 10 L.Ed.2d 622; Snyder v. Altman (D.C.Cal.1978), 444 F.Supp. 1269; Kahn v. Shainswit (D.C.N.Y.1976), 414 F.Supp. 1064. Thompson then concludes, "Applying the federal decisions in § 1983 actions, it is clear that exhaustion of administrative remedies is not required in the case at bar."

The fatal flaw in this argument is that these federal decisions Are not applicable.

[180 Ind.App. 348] The procedural rule set out by the courts above addresses only actions brought in federal court. No case cited by Thompson, nor any which we have been able to locate, demands that a state court abandon its own requirements of...

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    ...thus requiring exhaustion of remedies. May, 460 N.E.2d at 550 (citing Thompson v. Medical Licensing Bd. (1979), 180 Ind.App. 333, 347-48, 398 N.E.2d 679, 680, reh'g denied, 180 Ind.App. 347, 398 N.E.2d 679, trans. denied, (1980), cert. denied, (1980), 449 U.S. 937, 101 S.Ct. 335, 66 L.Ed.2d......
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