Wisconsin investigating doctors who handed out fraudulent sick notes during budget protests

by editor on April 22, 2011

Eight Wisconsin doctors are feeling a little sick to their stomachs today. They wrote fraudulent “sick notes” for perfectly healthy protesters at the anti-Scott Walker rallies in Madison and now they’re being investigated by the Wisconsin Department of Regularion and Licensing and the state’s Medical Examining Board.

…DRL identified 11 people who were asked to provide an explanation to the department about their activities at the Capitol. Based on the complaints and the information received by DRL, a screening panel consisting of three members of the MEB has decided to open investigations on eight individuals. Investigations were not opened as to the other three individuals because the panel concluded no violations had occurred.

Despite the fact that some of the eight were captured breaking the law on video and handing out sick notes willy nilly, the two medical boards will now go through the motions of determining if any laws were broken. After the investigation is complete, the panel will recommend what kind of disciplinary action should be taken.

Please allow us to make a prediction: Slap on the wrist.

Does anyone doubt that we’re right?

Source: WisPolitics.com

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sa_rose
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sa_rose

I doubt there will be any disciplinary action, despite the blatant malpractice. I am pretty sure that in any state, treating someone, writing prescriptions, work excuses etc without a thorough physical exam is illegal. If I walked into one of these Doc’s office and wanted a scrip for narcotics, figure how far I would get without an exam and a demonstrable medical need for the medication? If nurses had done anything half this serious, they would be fired before the words “I’m sorry” got out of their mouths.

LA Sunset
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Slap on the wrist? You have way too much faith in the system.

The most they will get is a sternly worded reprimand that will go in their file…..If that much.

hisham
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hisham

Hell, what do you expect? Just another commie with a Ph.D. (piled higher and deeper).

mojo
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mojo

I would think the school districts would have cause to sue any doctor who facilitated fraud by a school employee…

Your doctor/patient privilege doesn’t extend to breaking the law, Doc.

CO2Insanity
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Obama will probably want to make them Assistant Surgeon Generals.

DJ
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DJ

“Obama will probably want to make them Assistant Surgeon Generals.”

I say force them to be Proctologists or put them on a chain gang…

Navyvet
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Navyvet

I dont think it will be anything as severe as a “slap” on the wrist, maybe an easy “shame on you” or possibly even less such as a censure from the US Senate or a condemnation by the joke called the UN.
But, I hope these fraud’s names are publicly posted somewhere for all to see.

deepthinker
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navyjet

You might be correct. However, if they where university doctors and they where out passing out “excuses” there was a clear violatioin of the HIPPA laws and that has some $$$$ tied to it. The university hospital could be looking at losing their medicare and medicade monies. As we all know, when you start going after those holy federal $$$ all kinds of crap comes rolling down hill in a hurry.

Let us hope that is the case. It would be a hard lesson learned. Kind of like the school of hard knocks. It just might educate the enlightened ones.

deepthinker
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deepthinker

Its about time someone called the doctors out for what they did. Now that their license and living are on the line they might wish they had not been so blatant about breaking the law and the oath.

From the videos it’s a clear case of medical malpractice and endangering their patients well being. They might wish they had at least check a pulse or two.