- 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
A year-long investigation by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and MedPage Today turned up several egregious cases illustrating a now-familiar national pattern: many physicians sanctioned for misconduct or incompetence in one state are often never discovered to have been disciplined by other states where they hold a license. Summarizing their findings in a series of newspaper articles in February and March, the investigative team wrote: "Like traveling medicine hucksters of old, doctors who run into trouble today can hopscotch from state . . .
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