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“Confidential letter” warning about discipline is discipline

A letter sent by the Iowa Board of Medicine informing a doctor whose license had lapsed that the board would require him to undertake a competency examination if he attempted to return to practice was an unauthorized disciplinary action, the state Supreme Court ruled in February.

A letter sent by the Iowa Board of Medicine informing a doctor whose license had lapsed that the board would require him to undertake a competency examination if he attempted to return to practice was an unauthorized disciplinary action, the state Supreme Court ruled in February.

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