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Court reverses denial of license for applicant’s lack of remorse for drug crimes

A Pennsylvania court, in a March 27 decision, overturned a decision by the state's medical board to deny a license to an applicant who had been convicted of controlled substances charges, ruling that the board improperly construed the applicant's testimony as to his limited role in the events leading to his conviction as a lack of remorse.

The board also failed to elaborate on a finding that the applicant was no longer technically competent, the court found.

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