Jan 142010
 January 14, 2010  Posted by  Laws, U.S.

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.

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