Skip to comments.Wisconsin: 11 doctors disciplined for handing out fake sick notes during protest
Posted on 12/14/2012 5:20:42 AM PST by TurboZamboni
MADISON, Wis. -- The state Medical Examining Board disciplined 11 doctors this week for giving out questionable sick notes to public workers at a 2011 rally to fight Gov. Scott Walker's limits on collective bargaining.
The discipline was handed down Wednesday, eight months after 20 other doctors were punished for similar activity.
In the latest round, six doctors were reprimanded and five residents were given administrative warnings, a lesser form of discipline. The six doctors who were disciplined were Susan Carson, Jennifer Edgoose, Laurel Mark, Dipesh Navsaria, Richard Schmelzer and Melissa Stiles. Carson is retired; the others are with the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
They were ordered to pay $200 each and attend training courses. Sheldon Wasserman, chairman of the Medical Examining Board, said all six had taken care of the training before Wednesday's discipline was given.
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And they laughed all the way to the training courses.
Wet noodle punishment
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Join me in Freeper action to google/bing these "professionals" by name and MD moniker -- and open their www.healthgrades.com background pages looking for "Sanctions." None of the six named have any sanctions cited - but should have. The ruling by the state Medical Examiners Board qualifies as something that should be cited.
Giving out fake sick slips is not becoming of a "professional" and they need to be humiliated because of it. Perhaps citizen outrage can put a stop to this kind of behavior.
More like official misconduct, falsifying official records, tampering with public records....forgery might also be considered.