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Letter to Louisiana State Legislature Opposing a Bill That Would Weaken the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners

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Public Citizen calls on the Louisiana State Legislature to reject Senate Bill No. 286 because it would seriously compromise patient safety in Louisiana. In particular, multiple provisions of the proposed legislation would substantially impede the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners’ ability to appropriately investigate allegations of physician incompetence or unprofessional conduct and thereby to protect the public from dangerous doctors.