Governor Kasich: Tom Dilling, Larry Householder, and Richard Whitehouse have the names of the false physician cases from 1998 & 2003 - that the Ohio House knew about - cases with huge liability & damages for the State of Ohio. These cases were supposed to be 'opened' for reforms in 1998.
Governor Kasich is sitting on the dismissal of hundreds of false cases of physician medical license suspension & discipline, from before his term - claiming that he doesn't have to review these 'stacks' (on his way to a Romney Cabinet appointment), and won't make the Ohio State Medical Board answer their phones. Tom Dilling, Larry Householder, Richard Whitehouse and John Husted know more about the numbers of physicians and names - Larry Householder's office admitted the problem to one woman physician in 2003 - that the Ohio House would never pass a Bill to open the 'confidential' complaints in unresolved active physician cases - because of the liability of the false suspensions. [continued below]....
..... The Ohio House knows that the Medical Board falsely suspended hundreds of physician 'false positive' cases.
In 2003, it was estimated by then-Speaker Larry Householder's staff, that opening the 'confidential' complaints in the unresolved cases of physicians suspended for 'provisional' - some for nothing legal - would bankrupt and paralyze Columbus - the just legal filings and damages that would happen. So the modus operandi is to let the statute of limitations expire on these cases, and never license the physicians again. All that Mr. Whitehouse talks about is the 'statute of limitations.'
The Medical Board of Ohio, in the last 20 years, has acted to suspend hundreds of physicians on unverified 'confidential' complaints - and Texas can tell Ohio the problems with 'confidential' physician complaints - as they've been sued successfully for this problem, and lost.
The Texas Medical Board had a woman MD President until recently, whose husband was filing false 'confidential' physician complaints on her 'competition' for years until discovered - a number of physician lives were ruined, as it's very hard to get your credentials, reputation, and practices back after a medical suspension - even a false medical suspension. No one knows the extent of the problem in Ohio, but in the 1990s Carla O'Day MD was having the medical licenses suspended of former classmates from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine - classmates who did better than her and went to class.
Governor John Kasich has known about the stacks of false physician cases since before he took office - every other Governor, and State Medical Board, knows about the problems at the Ohio State Medical Board - as does Benton Taylor who won't answer his phone anymore. Members of the New York State Medical Board knew that nothing could be depended upon that the State Medical Board of Ohio had acted on - when reviewing cases for New York licensure.
In the 1990s medical license in Ohio were taken even for the physician objecting to the wrong care being done to the physician themselves - you could not question your own care without losing your hospital privileges and medical license for the personality disorder of not going along with admittedly 'bad care' = where you were supposed to be 'silent' for the problem. Dr. Anita Steinbergh has been responsible for keep these cases going for most of her 20 years on the Medical Board. Many of the cases had no patient complaints - they were political cases from the getgo.
Medical mistakes were seen as something that the physician had to 'lie about,' change their story about, or lose their license = the Ohio way of handling medical mistakes and errors. Women physicians were not allowed to object to their fractures being treated by orthopedics who did not have the Board Certification to treat these fractures, orthopedics who Blue Cross/Blue Shield would not reimburse were touted as MDs that the woman MD had to refer to in order to keep or get her license back. Re-licensure in Ohio comes with referral obligations to 'right' physicians.
In 1998, the Medical Board admitted the problem to some of the physicians involved, promising to open their cases for 'reforms' if they would agree to 'no damages.' The physicians agreed, and the offer was taken back before the revews got started - probably because the damages & liability of the State - after admittedly cheating multiple times in some of these cases - was something that the State would be liable for - no matter that the physicians signed legal non-suit agreements.
The statute of limitations is gone in these cases - and there has still been no reivew or dismissals. Most of the physicians just wanted their reputation back and 'clearance' - to leave Ohio. So these 1998 stacks were continued to the present 2012 - none are resolved apparently - Mr. Dilling has the list of physicians given this offer.
Tom Dilling would get on the phone from 1998-2005 and threaten the physicians that they would submit, admit the case, or never practice again - even after the State had admitted 'cheating' in the Hearings on the case. The State Court of Appeals told the Medical Board to solve one case in a 'different way' after throwing it out - that it was a physician-physician disagreement about bad care where the woman physician was ganged up on after enduring a bad orthopedic experience.
Governor Kasich you need to open the 'confidential' complaints in all unresolved cases at the State Medical Board with no patient complaints - where the physicians were already offered the 1998 'offer' - and were as the Board put it 'probably innocent.' What's your excuse? Secretary of Commerce offer - where you will have worse fraud to handle?