- Automatic expungement trend gives clean slate to license applicants facing criminal background checks
- Board hid investigators’ actual caseload with fake data for Auditor
- Board upheld in denying practice exclusivity to licensees based on FTC v. North Carolina Dental Examiners
- Physician seeking exam exemption from national specialty certifying body must bring suit in Texas, where certifier is located
- Discipline of agent who defrauded clients & skipped hearing upheld
- Discipline of licensee for showing patient records to wife upheld
- Board must hear MD’s appeal of order to submit to three-day impairment evaluation
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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