Efforts To Require Doctors To Disclose If They’re On Probation Get Second Life
Doctors under probation for issues such as substance abuse, medical mistakes, illegal drug sales or sexually fondling patients continue to see thousand of patients, which worries consumer advocates.
California Doctors On Probation Should Inform Patients, Say Consumer Groups And State Lawmaker
Should patients be informed when their doctor is on disciplinary probation for dealing drugs, being drunk or engaging in sexual misconduct on the job? Under a legislative proposal to be heard Monday, California physicians would be required to tell patients when they’re put on probation. (Buck, 2/23)