- 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 second evidentiary hearing after 11 years of procedural up-and-downs
- Discipline upheld against psychologist who gave patient file to opposing counsel in lawsuit
- Complainant cannot force board to let him testify against licensee
- Formal recommendation by hearing examiner not required in order to revoke a license
- Licensee cannot dodge obligation to adhere to trade standards through provision in contract with customer
The Mississippi medical board is promoting legislation that would make it a felony for physicians to have sex with a patient. Currently, sexual misconduct falls under the category of 'unprofessional conduct' and is not a crime. While an offending physician's license can be revoked or suspended, under current law the physician can then petition to be reinstated. This proposed bill, which also affects physicians' assistants, podiatrists, and acupuncturists, would revoke licenses permanently, and impose sentences of up to five years in jail and . . .
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