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Subject:  Re: Disgusted With Medicine/Law Date:  11/16/2012  3:30 PM
Author:  JLC Number:  655524 of 794666

... complete BS. If a physician is impaired, the state medical board is notified and that is that. There is a mechanism to address this....

Not necessarily. This person has checked himself into rehab several times. While their might be a system in place, no one has ever followed through with it. Possibly because this person was in a small town hospital and was "needed". Plenty of people look the other way in small towns.

Ironically, during re-credentialling for state licensure and hospital privileges, there is the obligatory questions about impairment, etc.,