- Automatic expungement trend gives clean slate to license applicants facing criminal background checks
- Board hid investigators’ actual caseload with fake data for Auditor
- Minority candidates hit harder by architect licensing exam costs, study finds
- Class certification denied for patients suing over licensing of foreign doctor
- Failure to warn of potential license revocation not sufficient basis for ineffective-assistance-of-counsel claim
- Doctor entitled to full hearing on his discrimination charge over order that he enter alcohol abuse treatment program
- Discipline is reinstated after appellant failed to properly challenge evidence
In 36 states, there is no law preventing doctors who have been imprisoned on felony charges, molested patients, or demanded sex in exchange for prescription drugs from continuing to see patients. A national examination of the system conducted by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution as part of its "Doctors and Sex Abuse" series found that some states—Minnesota, for example—automatically and permanently revoke if the physician has a felony sexual assault conviction. The majority, however, leave the decision to the medical board. Some board executives argue that . . .
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