- Automatic expungement trend gives clean slate to license applicants facing criminal background checks
- Board hid investigators’ actual caseload with fake data for Auditor
- Massage therapy board fell short in handling of complaints, public information, and license issuance
- Discipline upheld for attorney who tried to mislead investigators by mixing up two clients with the same name
- Deviation from sample collection rules not prejudicial to licensee defendant
- Court okays testimony from former board member but remands discipline case over expansion of charges during hearing
- Court denies special relief to applicant who blamed insufficient counsel in earlier criminal conviction involving dishonesty
Doctors' ability to treat patients across state lines has been an issue in medical regulation ever since the nineteenth century. Currently, just 6 percent of doctors are licensed to practice in three or more states. But 2015 was a turning point for physician mobility as a significant number of states joined an interstate compact to ease practice across state lines. In October, the inaugural meeting of the interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission (IMLC) took place, and 22 commissioners from 11 states participated in the first meeting. Coleman Elridge, Director of the National Center for Interstate Compacts, says 12 states have now signed on to the compact.
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