- 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
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.