- 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 appear in person at board’s deliberations to decide sanctions against her on remand
- Antitrust violations not necessarily crimes of moral turpitude
- Board lacked authority to discipline physician after license expired
- Sanction upheld for engaging, paying suspended fellow licensee as consultant
- MD’s standard-of-care defense not relevant to ruling on criminal sexual misconduct
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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