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Monday, February 21, 2011

UW Health investigating doctors who wrote sick notes for protesters

UW Health is investigating reports of doctors writing sick notes last weekend to excuse Capitol protesters from work, and the Wisconsin Medical Society has criticized the doctors’ actions.

“These charges are very serious,” a statement by UW Health said. “These UW Health physicians were acting on their own and without the knowledge or approval of UW Health.”

The Wisconsin Medical Society, the state’s doctor group, said it “does not condone these actions under any circumstances.”

The Wisconsin Medical Examining Board has received information about the events, the medical society said. Representatives from the state Department of Regulation and Licensing, which includes the medical board, could not be reached for comment.

State regulations ban doctors from “knowingly making any false statement, written or oral, in practicing under any license, with fraudulent intent.” (Continues here)

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