Florida Government is Lenient in Disciplining Doctors

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The State of Florida Board of Medicine is the agency that licenses and oversees medical doctors licensed to practice medicine. The Public Citizen is a consumer group that monitors disciplinary actions and filings against doctors. The State Board of Medicine according to a recent news story ranks 44th of the 50 states in disciplinary actions. Dr. Sidney Wolfe, president of Public Citizen, commented that Florida is “failing to protect the people of Florida against these relative few doctors who are not practicing as they should be.”

“Florida has never been that great but they’ve really tanked in the past year,” said Dr. Sidney Wolfe, acting president of Public Citizen. “They are failing to protect the people of Florida against these relative few doctors who are not practicing as they should be.”

You can read more about Florida’s ranking, the Board of Medicine and the Department of Health at Florida Is Lenient in Disciplining Doctors.