This is a medical disciplinary proceeding wherein petitioner, Washington State Medical Disciplinary Board (board), sought to revoke the medical license of respondent, Dr. James C. Johnston. After an administrative hearing, the board ordered revocation of respondent’s medical license. On review, the Thurston County Superior Court upheld the board’s ruling. Division Two of the Court of Appeals reversed and remanded for a new administrative hearing on the basis of the appearance of fairness doctrine. State Med. Disciplinary Bd. v. Johnston, 29 Wash. App. 613, 630 P.2d 1354 (1981). For the reasons set forth below, we reverse the Court of Appeals and reinstate the board’s revocation of respondent’s license to practice medicine.