- Federal appeals court rejects hair braiders’ constitutionality challenge
- $368K in board’s licensing fees “stuffed in drawers and filing cabinets” and never deposited, auditor finds
- Deregulation efforts more likely in Republican states with fewer minorities
- Reciprocity does not require similar training programs, court finds
- “Mirroring” of discipline by another state “unduly harsh” and arbitrary
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.