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Federal court allows suit over lifetime monitoring of licensee with psychiatric condition to proceed

A physician's discrimination claim based on a lifetime monitoring requirement, imposed on her by the state medical board over her diagnosis of bipolar disorder, may proceed, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana decided October 12 (Ford v. La. State Bd. Of Med. Examiners). The court rejected the state medical board's motions to dismiss the suit.

A physician's discrimination claim based on a lifetime monitoring requirement, imposed on her by the state medical board over her diagnosis of bipolar disorder, may proceed, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana decided October 12 (Ford v. La. State Bd. Of Med. Examiners). The court rejected the state medical board's motions to dismiss the suit.

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