Thursday, April 10, 2003

New Virginia laws on doctor discipline analyzed

AMNews has this analysis of the new Virginia statutes dealing with professional discipline of physicians in Virginia. Doctor groups accepted a broader range of disciplinary actions, in return for a provision in the legislation that "calls for a 'confidential consent agreement' between the board and doctor instead of public discipline in cases involving minor misconduct with little or no injury to a patient or the public."

I'm not sure how this confidential consent agreement concept fits with the website reporting system now in place.

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