Directing Discipline: State Medical Board Responsiveness to State Legislatures.

  title={Directing Discipline: State Medical Board Responsiveness to State Legislatures.},
  author={Denise F. Lillvis and Robert J. McGrath},
  journal={Journal of health politics, policy and law},
  volume={42 1},
State medical boards are increasingly responsible for regulating medical and osteopathic licensure and professional conduct in the United States. Yet, there is great variation in the extent to which such boards take disciplinary action against physicians, indicating that some boards are more zealous regulators than others. We look to the political roots of such variation and seek to answer a simple, yet important, question: are nominally apolitical state medical boards responsive to political… Expand
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