Both State Senator Tom Pattton, and newly-elected Representative Marlene Anielski, are aware of the problems for physicians at the State Medical Board of Ohio. The problems are caused by the fact that anyone, even people that don't know the physician, can file a 'confidential' complaint that is acted on - even if false. Impairment can be hypothetical, or provisional, in Ohio.
This provisional can go on for decades, as the case is changed to 'find a case' - there is no statute of limitations in Ohio for physicians. Ohio has the most physician disciplines in the US because of this, and physicians falsely accused & suspended can never clear their names - you have to admit the Board's case and sometimes the physician can't. The cost of this - to Ohio taxpayers - is huge. The loss of physician careers is making physicians flee Ohio when they find out the unheard of mess. There is no relief in sight as the legislators can't really find out what is going on. Most legislators don't know medical terminology. Reforms at the State Medical Board in Ohio, have been needed for decades - thousands of physicians in Texas were harmed by 'confidential' complaints.
The investigative actions at the State Medical Board, under Kimberly Anderson, who has investigated piles of false complaints that are never verified before being acted on - you can't verify 'confidential' - are huge. Kimberly Anderson is the 'force' behind the 'Gestapo' techniques of the State Medical Board of Ohio.
There is no Financial Report at the State Medical Board of Ohio, and neither Senator Patton, or Representative Marlene Anielski, know to ask for one. Kimberly Anderson is currently the Interim Director of the State Medical Board since October, 2012. She is the person most responsible for the problems, and just a graduate of Capital University in Columbus. Ms. Anderson is the minence grise behind the mess in Ohio - the face of the corruption of the State Medical Board of Ohio. Any new Director of the State Medical Board will have to clean up decades of problems swept under the rug - and currently the Director is her - so nothing is being cleaned up.
The problem is that no legislation is being contemplated to correct the problems - that reform will need that some of the false physician cases are opened for reforms - to show what the problems are. This was known in 1998 - when some 'innocent' physician cases were offered to be opened for reforms with no damages - the offer was rescinded because Ohio did not want to take responsibility for the physician lives ruined. No 'non-suit' agreement would have covered the damages of health, career, and life destruction for politics & stats. It is estimated that the current damages will backrupt Ohio in one month - legitimate damages of physician lives, health, careers and emotional damages.
This was the proble for this policy in NY, TX, and the few remaining states that have this policy. Rhode Island and Massachusetts don't - their Boards, because of liability, won't investigate anything that does not have a name on it and can be verified. Anyone can say anything if things are 'confidential.' There is no problem with any 'getting back,' or any dearth of legitimate complaints, in those states; either the physician has the problem, or doesn't, but false complaints are penalized legally then - someone is responsible for what they say.
Both Senator Patton, and Representative Anielski have have physicians in their shared Ohio district that have been falsely accused of things at the State Medical Board of Ohio, unable to fight the 'confidential' accusations that are constantly changed to 'find a case,' and can't get medical care or a decent job until the situation is over - because no one knows what they did and other physicians don't want be 'confidentially' complained about for helping them. Many of these 'complaints' have nothing to do with patient cae - they allege that the woman MD has a personality disorder as she doesn't 'put out.' Translation: she doesn't sleep around enough, and doesn't refer to the right physicians.
One case, in particular, where the woman complained 20 years ago of medical neglect - and the symptoms of bone pain (not patient care problems) were found to be due to an untreated thyroid problem - has gone on for 20 years and consumed about $500,000. The Medical Board hasn't been able to prove any case, but has no policy of dismissing a case and allowing the physician re-entry. All that the woman physician tried to do was get care-to-function - which is allowed in EVERY other state except Ohio. This is a precedent case that would never have gotten anywhere in any other state - disciplining a physician for objecting to the wrong care done to themselves.
Both Tom Patton, and Marlene Anielski, have not complained to get opening of this case so that the situation can be resolved about the woman physician's bone pain being really not 'psychiatric.' The woman MD has been analyzed 5 times, and 3 national psychiatry experts have recommended that this situation be stopped - before the emotional damage is unrepairable - so Ohio has continued the case. At Capital Univeristy you don't learn much except how to cheat. And the woman MD was harassed by her orthopedics - her fractures left uncasted and her arms beaten up. One orthopedic wanted her to 'understand him because his wife didn't,' and know that he - the orthopedic - could 'make or break her.'
The situation was started to get the orthopedics 'off' missing the metabolic problem - so that the woman MD didn't sue them. The orthopedics have friends on the State Medical Board to this day - sometimes Medical Board actions are just to get Medical Board 'friends' out of trouble. Board Members are paid in hospital appointments, job contracts for their groups, hospital privileges, or hospital staff positions. It's all confidential however.
This is not what a Medical Board is supposed to be doing. The problem is that neither Senator Tom Patton, nor Representative Marlene Anielski, are medical terminology savy and there are no medical mistake laws - for physicians, or the State Medical Board, in Ohio. So no one can admit a mistake, and the woman MD is dying of neglect of the thyroid condition and the bone problem. She's had to go out of State for any care, and can't get a decent job in medicine. Trying at the Cleveland Clinic, she was called a 'b***h to be slapped' (slap-b***h) by the black staff in the OR - the staff that runs the OR and leaves the surgical instruments sets unsterilized in the Heart Center. The Heart Center is a great idea, but the underling staff controls The Cleveland Clinic and who is hired.
There needs to be an 'emergency' provision at the State Medical Board, to open a case, in the case of physician illness to get a case resolved. The physician's family have offered to sign a non-suit agreement, but the State has neglected the case - and her State Senator & Representative are not on the case - they are in Columbus for the power & money - not for the job.
Richard Whitehouse, the previous Executive Director, sat on the case for 8 years - never answering the phone. Both Senator Patton & Representative Anielski know that the physician has been emotionally, and medically abused, and don't care. Father Kriege, of St. John Neumann parish in Strongsville, has been asked to speak with Tom Patton (a parishioner), as the situation is similar to the priest abuse of the 1980s - with the Medical Board in Ohio allowing the abuse & the code of silence (and the parish priests having to speak up).