LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Legislation introduced in Lansing aims to keep allegations against doctors from being swept under the rug by the state Board of Medicine.
WOOD-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1dX4Dkv ) Republican state Sens. Tonya Schuitmaker of Lawton and Rick Jones of Grand Ledge introduced legislation Wednesday. The legislation also addresses issues of possible conflicts of interest by board members.
Earlier this year, the station reported that the chairman of the state Board of Medicine declined further investigation into complaints against Dr. Robert Alexander, who ran a Muskegon abortion clinic.
The legislation requires at least three Board of Medicine members review every allegation. The board chair currently has the power to decide alone.
In late 2012, Alexander's clinic in Muskegon was shut down for multiple health and safety violations.
Senate Bills 575-578: http://1.usa.gov/19jXpYs
Information from: WOOD-TV, http://www.woodtv.com