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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