- Board investigator’s implied threat of sanctions excludes use of his interview of licensee as evidence in criminal case
- Vermont board would take 23% fiscal hit by signing on to interstate compact
- Unprofessionalism, sloppiness, and rudeness of surgeons linked to patients’ post-op complications
- Low public awareness found in online survey about discipline of doctors
- Board’s flawed case was not unreasonable, court finds in denying fees and costs
Illinois’ central licensing agency announced in November it will simplify the process of applying for licenses for people with criminal convictions. Among other changes, the amount of intimidating ‘legalese’ language on application forms will be reduced. These changes are part of a large plan by Governor Bruce Rauner’s administration and the Illinois Criminal Justice Reform Commission to help former convicts gain employment in Illinois, where many occupations require licensure.
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