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Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Criminals in the Profession?

The AMA reports on the increasing use of fingerprint and criminal background checks by state licensing boards as a way to increase patient safety.  Currently there are at least twelve (12) states that mandate such background checks and several other states are considering adopting such a requirement.  The AMA does not have an official position on the criminal background checks.  The article does not make it clear how many physicians have been disqualified due to criminal misdeeds.

[BM]

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/healthlawprof_blog/2004/12/the_ama_reports.html

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