The problem of false cases at the State Medical Board of Ohio needs to stop. The problem of the false postings about physicians, on the Board's website - cases never proved or resolved - needs to stop. In some cases, the physician wasn't physically able to do the things alleged, wasn't in the state, or they are complete fabrications. Dave Board is upset if you say the truth - that he hangs up and is whitewashing the problems - well many physicians have much worse posted about themselves - with not a grain of truth.
The minute that this behavior stops, postings about Governor Kasich not being up-to-the-job with the Medical Board of Ohio will stop. Governor Kasich campaigned knowing that there were huge problems with practioner standards and care in Ohio - that the ol' boy network sabotaged any improvement in women's medical care on a daily basis. That much of this bad care affected women patients & MDs. He has done nothing to improve the situation, 'confidential' physician complaints have to stop - you can't solve the problems then.
Get the stuff off the Board's website, and sit down in meetings/discussions with the physician & a lawyer and solve the problems - this has been offered daily for 20 years - non-suit agreements have been offered.
Many physicians agreed with a Board offer in 1998-9, to have their cases opened for reforms - under conditions that they would get no damages, but their licenses would be returned, if they were found to be innocent. The Board had physicians agreee to this - the stack of probably false cases - and then reneged on the agreement. This agreement needs to be honored.
You can't prove 'innocence' without the complaint being known. The lawyers have told the Medical Board this for 20 years - that with the confidential physician complaint system, everyone gets into the confidential complaint business. Complaints are filed by ex-spouses, business associates, insurance companies that don't want to pay the physician, colleagues that you didn't sleep with or refer enough patients to, physicians counter-complain when they get their complaint - and the Board is left holding the bag of bills for these disagreements. In one case the bill is over $500,000 after 20 years - and the woman MD did nothing wrong to patients.
Confidential complaints that are 20-years old can be opened - you can't sue - no judge would allow the case in any court. This is unnecessary stupidity. And no one knows what the problem was as the physician was a really good physician - who just didn't 'do it' with Dr. Nice.
Many of the false cases - the physician did nothing except to not go along with wrong care. Which a physician is professionally trained not to do.
Open the complaints - where the statute of limitations is over - and solve the problems. You can't discuss when no one knows what the issues are or what started this. Honor the agreements made to certain physicians in 1998-9. Thank you.