Conrad Murray, who was acting as the personal doctor of Michael Jackson at the time of his death, could be facing a suspension from the medical profession.
A petition filed by California's attorney general, Edmund Brown, says the cardiologist should have his medical license restricted while he faces involuntary manslaughter charges following the king of pop's untimely demise.
The request accuses Dr Murray - who was bailed last month after pleading not guilty to the charges - of "poor professional judgment and placing the life of a patient in jeopardy".
The 57-year-old, who faces four years in prison if convicted, is charged with "unlawfully, and without malice, killing Michael Joseph Jackson".
Due back in court next month, Dr Murray is currently licensed to practice medicine in Nevada, California and Texas.