WRIST SLAPS FOR UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN DOCTORS WHO WROTE FAKE SICK NOTES

Oh, did you think those doctors we saw writing fraudulent sick notes were actually going to suffer serious consequences for their unprofessional and dishonest behavior? Wrong!

UW Health doctors who wrote sick notes for protesters at the Capitol in February face penalties up to a loss of pay and leadership positions, the UW School of Medicine and Public Health said Tuesday.

Here’s UW spelled out the horrible fate that awaits the errant sawbones:

Personnel action will be based on the specific nature of the offense and the level of the physician’s involvement … The consequences range from written reprimand to loss of pay and leadership position.

In other words, they won’t get paid for the time they spent hobnobbing with the union thugs and a couple of docs will lose “Medical Director” positions they probably hated anyway. 

If you don’t understand why such obviously dishonest behavior produced no serious punishment, read what Paul Hsieh recently wrote in Pajamas Media, on the “new” medical ethics:

Although this might seem an outrageous breach of professional ethics, it is actually entirely consistent with the new brand of “progressive? medical ethics currently taught to medical students.

In this code of “ethics,” such behavior is OK if it’s about “social justice.” The people who investigated these incidents probably sympathize with the physicians in question.

So, they issued a few wrist slaps for the sake of appearances. 

Comments 2

  1. Frank wrote:

    This about fraud. Those bozos ought to be on probation for 10 years.

    Posted 28 Apr 2011 at 6:58 am
  2. TMLutas wrote:

    These wrist slaps as you put them are the formal tip of the iceberg. The rest of it is that other doctors will likely want to stay clear of these professional disasters-waiting-to-happen. If you deal with one of these docs, the chance of you ending up in the witness chair goes up so why buy that sort of trouble? It’s much better to just steer your patients to more ethical alternatives in other doctor groups and hospitals. Their lower productivity numbers (and greater chance of job loss) will be impacting them for years to come.

    Posted 28 Apr 2011 at 8:45 am

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