Senator Tom Patton does not 'get' that there is no way to objectively review Ohio Medical Board cases - that the Medical Board is left to correct their own mistakes and never does - they just don't answer the phone when they goof. Can he get the State Medical Board of Ohio, or Ms Kimberly Anderson (the Interim Director who brings the physician's dating history into cases), on the phone?
Senator Tom Patton has no knowledge of medical terminology, and no way to review things that he doesn't understand - which the Medical Board counts on. There is a general ignorance among Ohio Legislators as to what goes on at the State Medical Board of Ohio - they know nothing about the State Medical Board and how it functions. Unlike in many states there is no way to externally review a Medical Board case - facts & findings - and the Hearing Officers are part of the Medical Board System; they will never admit that the Medical Board made a mistake. The Administrative lawyers in Ohio know this, and know that they will 'clean up' on Medical Board cases for decades.
If a case is thrown out by the Ohio Court of Appeals, and the Ohio Medical Board has admitted to cheating in Hearings, there needs to be an opening of the case for reforms at the State Medical Board of Ohio - a fact that the State Medical Board of Ohio knows - but they won't act to reform themselves. And no one knows how much money is wasted/case. Senator Tom Patton can't ask that question for some reason - though he asks it everywhere else - even of the Mayor's courts. The Ohio State Medical Board is a 'Board Court' - with no rules of evidence, no statutes of limitations, and no policy that can't be changed. It is a self-serving autonomous Board.
So cases can go on for decades, can be thrown out by the Ohio Court of Appeals, and no one knows what the case is about while the Medical Board continues to 'look for a case.' The Ohio State Court of Appeals can never 'hear' a case, and the Inspector General can never review cases where they can't check on the complainer's credentials or the facts. And after a decade everything blurs, except that the physician's license has been suspended - which effects every job that the physician tries to get - there is no clearance mechanism in place, and Ohio suspends more medical licenses that any other state - confidentially.
Ohio suspends medical licenses for 'reasons' that no other state can understand, and everything is 'confidential.' Ohioans are to trust a Medical Board where the Members are only human, and can't verify any information, or check the credentials of the complainers. The Ohio State Medical Board is a Medical Board that is never responsible for its mistakes, with complaint signers that are never responsible for what they sign. The Ohio State Medical Board can't check that the 'confidential' complainer even knew the physician, or ever met them. Complainers can be completely irrelevant to the situation - just a signature.
In one case at least one or more confidential complaint 'signers' never met the physician whose license was suspended - they just collected 'benefits' from the hospital that got out of liability for the situation by blaming the physician. Benefits = hospital staff & ER privileges, retirement packages, hospital appointments, hospital contracts or real estate packages/deals for the non-medical Members. Being on the State Medical Board of Ohio, or being a signer of a 'confidential' complaint, can be a profitable 'deal.' One that can't be verified, checked or traced - you are never held responsible.
And Tom Patton knows this case. Included among the signers were the neighbors of the male physician that the woman physician complained about - and that complaint was released against state law. If a woman physician complains about a situation - her complaint is released to the male physician & hospital involved - AGAINST STATE LAW.
So a woman physician can complain about another male physician in Ohio - that complaint will be released - and the countercomplaint will be 'confidential' when the male physician uses his neighbors & Medical Board 'friends' to go after the woman physician he goofed on - to get out of whatever male physicians want to do to women physicians - leaving their fractures uncasted, hitting on them, beating them up. Certain complaints are not confidential - those involving Medical Board friends - so that they can 'fight' them and counter-complain. Tom Patton knows this 'guy benefit' - and won't change it.
The Medical Board of Ohio will take licenses based on a hypothetical, or provisional, that has no bearing on anything - that is completely faked. The physician is then out their career - and cannot get a job based on a licensure suspension - even if there are no patient errors, and the Medical Board has never proved a case. Tom Patton's office has no answer to this problem.
No other State Medical Board can verify anything, even if the Medical Board admits cheating in the Hearings, on the evidence, or in testimony - the physician has to admit the Medical Board's case to get their medical license back. Admitting falsified evidence then makes the falsely accused physician the liar, and further complicates the case. What lie can you tell to get out of a lie?
This is a catch-22 of the State Medical Board of Ohio - a problem allowed by legislators with no medical knowledge. Tom Patton can't talk with a woman MD, let alone the State Medical Board of Ohio. In one case, the Ohio Medical Board has admitted to faking evidence in two Hearings - and nothing can be done about it - it is a Capital joke - but not a joke for the physician involved - who can't get her license back even after this admission. There is no policy to no-fault dismiss a false case and get the physician re-entried - there is no DNA to check.
There is no policy for the State Medical Board of Ohio to get a MD back to work when the Board takes a medical license and the evidence is false - they can't admit that they made a mistake under Ohio law. The Legislators have no way of judging the merits of a 'confidential' case when the Ohio Court of Appeals can't get the facts, the Inspector General has boxes of lies that can't be publicly confirmed or denied, and there are no patient errors or complaints - so the Board just doesn't answer their phone for 20 years. Every legislator wants to believe the Ohio State Medical Board, and does, even when the Board admits tweaking things and falsifying information - and each Hearing costs a physician $50,000 straight up.
There need to be reforms at the Ohio State Medical Board - a fact that Tom Patton knows, but is doing nothing about. And no one wants to complain about Tom Patton but he isn't getting the 'picture.'