- Automatic expungement trend gives clean slate to license applicants facing criminal background checks
- Board hid investigators’ actual caseload with fake data for Auditor
- Licensee not entitled to second evidentiary hearing after 11 years of procedural up-and-downs
- Discipline upheld against psychologist who gave patient file to opposing counsel in lawsuit
- Complainant cannot force board to let him testify against licensee
- Formal recommendation by hearing examiner not required in order to revoke a license
- Licensee cannot dodge obligation to adhere to trade standards through provision in contract with customer
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette took the Minnesota medical board to task for its 20-year failure to suspend a doctor known to excessively prescribe narcotics. A June 3, 2016 article outlined how the physician, James Wasemiller, escaped serious discipline despite many warning signs.
The board, in its defense, said that it did not have a policy of "micro-managing" physicians' prescribing patterns, but would consider following Centers for Disease Control guidelines in the future.
Wasemiller was finally suspended not because of his drug . . .
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