Intelligence Unit Special Reports Special Events Subscribe Sponsored Departments Follow Us

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn RSS

Most Medical Boards 'Terrible' at Discipline



While some hospitals are diligently handing medical boards information about bad docs, some state boards aren't acting on the knowledge. These do-nothing bodies are betraying patients as well as hospitals.



2 comments on "Most Medical Boards 'Terrible' at Discipline"
Joe Tye (3/30/2012 at 9:21 AM)

Another example of the failure of the medical profession to police itself is Lasik eye surgery, which is virtually unregulated. Thousands of people have their eyes permanently damaged each year, and Lasik surgeons consistently fail to report bad outcomes to the FDA. A Canadian news TV producer doing a show on dishonest sales techniques utilized by Lasik doctors told me he's never seen anything like the way Lasik surgeons have "circled the wagons" to protect incompetent surgeons and unethical Lasik mills from scrutiny.
shadowmia (3/29/2012 at 10:14 PM)

The Nevada Board, where the bulk of Murray's practice is, still has not revoked his license or taken any other action against him. The remainder of his practice is in Texas, and the Texas Board likewise has done nothing. The only Board that has revoked his license to practice is California, and Murray's sole patient there was Michael Jackson, whom he killed. All of the above is a grim indictment of the State Medical Boards.