Governor Kasich is the Governor of serial psychiatric evaluations - when his Medical Board takes a MD license on provisional-hypothetical, and the complaint falls through - he then allows the Medical Board the use of serial psychiatric evaluations to find anything that can be used to 'make a diagnosis.' There's nothing to DISCUSS. The Governor's office tells you to discuss, and you can't get anyone from the Medical Board on the phone.
The Medical Board of Ohio has no policy to admit a mistake, pay damages for re-education & re-licensure of wrong physicians, and get the physician back to work - because they can keep the case going. With another psychiatric evaluation - the excuse to neverend a case. This is unlike any other US state. Jobs for wrongly accused MDs in Ohio are not a Kasich priority.
The criteria for a psychiatric diagnosis differ in Ohio, and psychiatrists working for the Medical Board of Ohio can invent diagnoses, fix psychiatric tests, make up Rorschach answers or lose them - they cheat and it's a local Columbus legislative joke. All the State Legislators know that the Medical Board cheats on cases - and that the 'confidential' complaint system allows this.
Political cases can be put ahead of boxes of complaints about physicians with multiple patient complaints - if a Board Member is involved in the wrong care. Complaints against Board Members are roundfiled - which is why Member physicians try to stay on the Board - the worse of a physician that they are, the better that they can 'fix' things. There's no recusal for conflicts of interest - its all about the conflicts of interest. There's no point system, it's purely whimsical, political, the Board Member's choice. And how can non-medical Board Members know anything about what constitutes malpractice, negligence, or standards of medical care? They don't.
Governor Kasich's wife, should get a signed 'no-evaluation' clause. The Rorschach is not a reliable psychiatric test, but it is the only test used to take a medical license in some Ohio Medical Board cases. Judges in a civil court can't use that test for anything - it says more about the evaluator, than it does the person taking the test. Any state agency using that test is just 'faking' things. And Mrs. Kasich - if Governor Kasich does this to innocent women MDs - he'll do it to you and your daughters. Psychiatric evaluations are being used to get women MDs to submit to bad care practices, bad sexual practices, and to ruin any 'moral compass' that they might have had about things.
The US expert on personality disorders, a co-author of the Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Psychiatry, has told the Medical Board of Ohio to stop this since 1995-6. That they can do serious emotional damage to the MD with this technique - it's 'Russian psychiatry' after all - do an evaluation until you find a diagnosis - no matter that the Board Members have obvious diagnoses.
Kimberly Anderson has a inordinate interest in the personal information of female physicians - she's obsessed with finding fault in ways that she could not survive the scrutiny. And you can't get her on the phone.
No Member of the present Medical Board of Ohio would survive 6 psychiatric evaluations - and the male MDs get away with saying that they just won't 'play' this game. As many psychiatrists go into Psychiatry to avoid diagnosis of themselves, Medical Board Members are there to prevent disciplinary actions against themselves. Kimberly Anderson is there for the salacious details - which is a kind of perversion. If she can't find them, she invents them as in one case where the woman physician with two wrist fractures was so 'seductive' that Dr. Nice could not cast her properly. That's made up -- it's bad fiction.
But this out-of-the-book psychiatry continues under Interim Director Kimberly Anderson & President Anita Steinbergh. Anita Steinbergh DO is 'obsessed' with finding a diagnosis in the case of one woman MD - $500,000 state monies obsessed - to the point of disagreeing with 3 national psychiatric experts. And the woman - Dr. Steinbergh - couldn't get into Medical School. She's running the State Medical Board of Ohio, and has been re-appointed 4 times as the Governors can't find another DO?
Any day now, Governor Kasich will come out with her 5th appointment - she's setting a Tiger Woods record as far as State Medical Boards & cases that don't end after 20 years. In any other state, even a physician with a patient death doesn't have their medical license suspended for 20 years, and isn't mandated 6 psychiatric evaluations by state pre-fixe experts.
Governor Kasich is doing nothing to stop the practice of the misuse of psychiatry at the Medical Board - he won't order a legal panel review of the 'stack' of innocent physician cases - cases where the 'confidential' complaint didn't pan out against the physician. His staff in his office tell you this, ie that you are supposed to discuss with the Medical Board. Discuss means that you have to get them on the phone, or into a meeting room.
Well, when the State Medical Board can keep ordering psychiatric evaluations of a physician, and you can't get the 'confidential' complaint, you can't resolve the case - and you have no bargaining power to get the Medical Board to a discussion or arbitration - because they can continually 'change' the case to 'find a case' - and the Medical Board tells you this when you call. But you can't get anything on paper to file a suit. These physician cases have a virtual reality case - no one knows what the physician did or how to resolve things. It's not about patient care. And does the 'confidential' complaint really exist - no one has seen it lately.
There's no 3-judge review panel mandating a fair review of anything - with any 'binding' power over the Medical Board of Ohio - the Medical Board of Ohio is an arbitrary power unto itself. But the Medical Board of Ohio is bankrupt with these serial cases & psychiatric evaluations, and is going to start bankrupting Ohio with this rot.
Governor Kasich's office is naive about what is going on at the State Medical Board, and at same time allowing the abuses to defer 'settlements' on hundreds of false cases investigated and acted upon by the Medical Board in biased ways - without due process. The Medical Board doesn't even have a full Board at this time, the appointments are late, and the Governor's Office is hiding the problems.
Most states have done away with the 'confidential' physician complaint system - they don't have the money for this 'game' of disciplining physicians 'confidentially.' You have to give a name, and have your credentials verified as knowing the physician & being able to accuse, before filing any physician complaint in Rhode Island at the Medical Board. Ohio has the highest number of physician disciplines per physicians licensed.
Because the physician is never allowed to directly respond to the complaint, or to give the 'connections' of the individuals signing the complaint, the cases can't be resolved. In one case, the accusing physicians did malpractice on the physician - they kept her fractures uncasted, made fun of her at the hospital, and wanted her to 'do it' with one of the orthopedics as sort of a ritual of passage.
Date rape just continues in Ohio at the Medical Board - the Steubenville kids learn from the Governor & his staff how to have a party and get away with the 'date rape' under anesthesia. You can't resolve a case with the State Medical Board of Ohio when you don't know the complaint, it keeps changing, or the Medical Board is allowed to order a 6th, 7th, or 10th psychiatric evaluation of you.
The Medical Board uses the 'psychiatric evaluation' get-out-of-liability-free card after 'confidential complaints' don't pan out - leading to huge costly investigations over many years. Kimberly Anderson has, until recently, been in charge of those inappropriate expensive investigations. So put the woman leaking the budget of Ohio in charge of the Ohio Board? It's like putting the Vatileaks in charge of the Vatican Bank. It's a nonsensical appointment.
Neither Governor Kasich, nor his Medical Board Staff, can be described as 'normal' in this.