Letter to Louisiana State Legislature Opposing a House of Representatives 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 House of Representatives Bill No. 573 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, to subsequently discipline physicians determined to have engaged in such misconduct, and thereby to protect the public from dangerous doctors.