- With sweeping new law, Arizona aims to reset national standards for license portability
- Licensee cannot “contract out” of duties required by state licensing law, court rules
- State can deny license for licensee’s failure to report own daughter’s abuse
- Court reverses denial of license for applicant’s lack of remorse for drug crimes
- Panel not required to prove that applicant intentionally lied about felony conviction
A study by Public Citizen’s Health Research Group using data from the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) showed that, of the sexual misconduct cases reported to state medical boards, 70% of offending physicians did not face state sanctions. Without medical board action, a physician sanctioned by one hospital can continue to practice elsewhere with a valid medical license.
Full story at Citizen.org.