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Board investigator’s implied threat of sanctions excludes use of his interview of licensee as evidence in criminal case

A state medical board investigator who cooperated with local law enforcement, using the implicit threat of license sanctions to coerce testimony from a physician that led to his criminal conviction, violated the physician's Fifth Amendment right to freedom from self-incrimination, an Ohio appellate court ruled June 24. The ruling made evidence from the interview inadmissible (State v. Gideon).

In 2017, the Ohio State Medical Board . . .

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