Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The system of state medical boards needs a revolution!

A friend of mine has been enduring a ridiculous medical board inquiry.  It happened years ago, involved an admitted error (not even a death), and was largely forgotten.  Until the board needed something to do, and my friend was accused of unprofessional behavior based on...yep, a mistake.

If mistakes constitute unprofessional behavior that boards must investigate, then we'll need lots more buildings and lots more board members.

However, the AAPS has been pressing this issue for some time. In point of fact, as rules, regs and regulatory bodies go, state medical boards are generally more trouble than they're worth.

Here's a story that expands on the topic.


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