Antiquated System Shrouded In Secrecy Keeps Patients In The Dark About Bad Doctors
Doctors who get in trouble in one state can just move on to another, and often practice free and clear despite having been publicly disciplined, chastised or barred from practicing by state medical boards.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and MedPage Today:
Is Your Doctor Banned From Practicing In Other States? State Licensing Systems Keep Patients In The Dark
Like traveling medicine hucksters of old, doctors who run into trouble today can hopscotch from state to state, staying ahead of regulators. Instead of snake oil, some peddle opioids. Others have sex with patients, bungle surgeries, misdiagnose conditions or are implicated in patient deaths. Even after being caught in one state, they can practice free and clear in another; many hold a fistful of medical licenses. (Fauber, Wynn and Fiore, 2/28)