Wednesday, February 3, 2010

California Medical Board Admits Allowing Doctor With Discipline History To Monitor Another - L.A. Times article

The L.A. Times' articles about the Medical Board never look at the real issues behind the Board but focus on the sensational. This seems to be much ado about nothing - but it does violate their internal guidelines.

California Medical Board admits allowing troubled doctor to monitor another -

The reality is that the Board is getting so tough on physicians that a much higher percentage of them will have disciplinary problems in their career . . . Of course we want physicians with real problems disciplined as a matter of public safety but the trend I see is that discipline is used like a sledgehammer to kill or punish an ant. Real patient safety issues often get overlooked over paperwork and technical issues that are easier to prove.

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