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  • Secretary Dave Ross regarding investigation of medical excuses issued at Capitol rallies

    03/11/2011 2:20:25 PM PST · by bigbob · 10 replies
    Wispolitics dot com ^ | 3-11-11 | David W. Carlson
    The Department of Regulation and Licensing (DRL) received numerous contacts from individuals expressing concern about physicians who were allegedly writing medical excuses for individuals attending rallies at the Capitol last month. DRL staff reviewed all of the correspondence and determined that 64 individuals who contacted the department had specific information that would constitute a complaint. Based on the information provided by those 64 individuals, DRL identified 11 people who have been asked to provide information to the department about their activities at the Capitol. This group includes nine licensed physicians and two unlicensed individuals. The 11 individuals have been requested...
  • Society: Physician actions as reported unacceptable

    02/21/2011 5:00:08 PM PST · by bigbob · 22 replies
    Wisconsin Medical Society ^ | 2-21-11 | Timothy Bartholow, MD
    Physician actions as reported unacceptable Statement attributable to Timothy Bartholow, MD, Senior Vice President of Member Services, Policy Planning and Physician Professional Development Madison, Wis. (February 21, 2011) – The Wisconsin Medical Society was notified during the weekend that physicians may have been writing work excuses for people attending rallies at the state Capitol in a manner that is not consistent with acceptable medical practices. If these reports are accurate, the Society does not condone these actions under any circumstances. We are aware that the Wisconsin Medical Examining Board, the entity that licenses and disciplines physicians, has received information about...
  • UW Health investigates doctors who wrote sick notes for protesters

    02/21/2011 12:30:03 PM PST · by bigbob · 80 replies
    Madistan dot com ^ | 2-21-11 | DAVID WAHLBERG
    UW Health is investigating doctors who wrote medical notes last weekend excusing protesters at the Capitol from work, and the Wisconsin Medical Society has criticized their actions. “These UW Health physicians were acting on their own and without the knowledge or approval of UW Health,” UW Health said in a statement. “These charges are very serious.” The UW School of Medicine and Public Health and the UW Medical Foundation, the university’s doctor group, are investigating. “The investigation will identify which UW Health physicians were involved and whether their behavior constituted violations of medical ethics or University of Wisconsin and UW...