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Board may not publish investigation details without formal written decision

The Supreme Court of Iowa, in a September 22 decision, held that the state medical board was prohibited under state law from publishing details of disciplinary investigations that have not been formally decided with a written decision.

In 2013, the Iowa Board of Medicine charged physician Domenic Calcaterra with unprofessional conduct and published a press release containing the investigative information it had included in its statement of charges. In 2014, Calcaterra and the board reached a settlement in which he agreed to accept a citation . . .

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