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State Medical Boards Disciplined More Doctors in 2009
Health Leaders Media

State medical boards took 5,721 disciplinary actions against physicians, an increase of 342 actions over 2008, according to the newly released Summary of Board Actions report from the Federation of State Medical Boards. The report details the state-by-state disciplinary actions taken by its 70-member medical boards, along with information about the context in which each board operates, including standards of proof required when prosecuting cases and the healthcare professions regulated.