Wisconsin's physician licensing panel is investigating eight physicians who have been accused of writing phony doctors' notes excusing anti-Scott Walker protesters from work while attending rallies at the state capital in February.
In a press release, the Department of Regulation and Licensing (DRL) and the Medical Examining Board (MEB) announced:
Based on information provided by various complainants, DRL identified 11 people who wereasked to provide an explanation to the department about their activities at the Capitol. Based onthe complaints and the information received by DRL, a screening panel consisting of threemembers of the MEB has decided to open investigations on eight individuals. Investigationswere not opened as to the other three individuals because the panel concluded no violations hadoccurred.
A more extensive fact-finding process will now occur on the cases which have been opened todetermine if any violations of law occurred. Recommendations will be made at the end of eachinvestigation as to whether disciplinary action should be pursued.
At the time of the protests, Wisconsin's MacIver Institute captured video of doctors writing fake excuse notes for public sector workers to avert disciplinary action while protesting.