Jason Stein reports:
The public would have greater access to records on the doctors, pharmacists and psychologists licensed by the state to care for them, under a bill before the Legislature.
From nurses to social workers, the state Department of Regulation and Licensing doesn’t routinely do criminal background checks when it licenses most state professionals. In addition, a 2000 state privacy law prevents media such as the Wisconsin State Journal from checking most licensees to see if any had been recently convicted of, or recently served time for, a felony.
Now state Sen. Jon Erpenbach, D-Waunakee, the author of that law, wants to roll back part of it.
Read more in the Wisconsin State Journal.