- Automatic expungement trend gives clean slate to license applicants facing criminal background checks
- Board hid investigators’ actual caseload with fake data for Auditor
- Licensee not entitled to appear in person at board’s deliberations to decide sanctions against her on remand
- Antitrust violations not necessarily crimes of moral turpitude
- Board lacked authority to discipline physician after license expired
- Sanction upheld for engaging, paying suspended fellow licensee as consultant
- MD’s standard-of-care defense not relevant to ruling on criminal sexual misconduct
Maine's criminal background check system for school workers has been placed under intense scrutiny after a teacher who was working without credentials was accused of sexually assaulting a student under his care. As a result of this blunder, the Maine Sunday Telegram/Portland Press Herald requested a list from the Department of Education of all public school employees in Maine who do not have credentials. Three months later, rather than providing the requested list, the DOE informed the news outlets that they had found . . .
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