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Rhode Island: Court sides with state health director against board over penalty for former state senator’s professional misconduct

A Rhode Island state health director's decision to revoke a doctor's license with multiple misconduct lapses was overruled by a Superior Court judge in a December 22 ruling (Blais v. Rhode Island Department of Health and Michael Fine). The case arose when the state health director considered a board penalty against the doctor, who was a state politician, too mild, and tried to stiffen it to revocation.

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