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Discipline of licensee for showing patient records to wife upheld

Doug Waldron, https://flic.kr/p/2pvb2T

Mandatory language in state licensing law did not actually require a board to order a mental evaluation of a licensee before it disciplined him for impairment, a Minnesota court held May 4. The court upheld board discipline imposed on a chiropractor who shared with his wife emails—including medical information—of a patient with whom he was romantically involved.

The licensee in the case, a chiropractor named Alan Woggon, began to cross the professional boundary line with one of his patients in early 2018, informing her via email that he was in love and asking to pursue a . . .

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