Despite Federal Law, Many Hospitals Aren’t Reporting Disciplinary Actions

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The consumer organization Public Citizen has issued a report stating that hospitals and medical boards, contrary to the federal law of the past 20 years, are not reporting all the doctors they discipline for medical incompetence, unprofessional conduct, substandard care, etc. These reports are supposed to be made to the National Practitioner Data Bank. Here are excerpts from a newspaper article about the Public Citizen report and about the law itself...

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