It is unclear why State Medical Boards (SMBs) sometimes fail to remove misbehaving physicians from practice in a timely manner or what would make SMBs more effective in protecting patients. This project has two aims: 1) obtain expert consensus on promising practices and essential resources needed to protect the public when physicians are accused of serious ethical violations, and barriers to adopting these practices; and 2) review existing state laws governing SMBs, develop an inventory of statutory provisions that align with effective practices, and draft recommendations for statutory language.
Helping State Medical Boards Effectively Protect Patients by Identifying and Promulgating Promising Practices and Essential Resources
Tristan McIntosh et al., Protecting Patients from Egregious Wrongdoing by Physicians: Consensus Recommendations from State Medical Board Members and Staff, Journal of Medical Regulation, Oct 2021Read more
Elizabeth Pendo et al., Protecting Patients from Physicians Who Inflict Harm: New Legal Resources for State Medical Boards, Saint Louis University Journal of Health Law & Policy, 2021Read more