The Michigan Board of Medicine was originally established in 1899. The Board sets the minimum entry level competency of medical doctors (MDs) and the requirements for continuing medical education for MDs during their licensure. The Board is also responsible for disciplinary action against licensees who violate the Michigan Public Health Code. The Board is made up of 19 members: 10 medical doctors, 1 physician assistant, and 8 public members.
The most recent official Minutes of the Board that are publicly available are for the Board’s July 20, 2011 Meeting. The Minutes reported that its Investigations and Allegations Committee reviewed 20 files for June, with 12 being authorized for investigation, 7 closed, and 1 returned to the Department for further information. For July, the Committee reviewed 22 files with 12 being authorized for investigation, 8 closed, and 2 returned to the Department for further information. The Disciplinary Subcommittee reported that it had considered 11 consent orders and stipulations and other various matters just prior to the Board’s July 20, 2011 Meeting.
The Board reported that there were 36,132 licensed medical doctors (MDs) in Michigan in 2010 (up from 35,911 in 2009), of which 27,393 were practicing in-state. The Board took 135 actions against doctors in 2010 (up from 120 in 2009) against 110 doctors. The Board’s actions resulted in 48 loss of licenses or licensed privileges and 37 restrictions of licenses or licensed privileges.
Michigan’s Board of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery (a separate Board that regulates DOs) reported that there were 7,972 DOs licensed in Michigan in 2010, of which 6,596 were practicing in-state. This Board took a total of 49 actions (up from 48 in 2009) against 42 DOs in 2010. This Board’s actions resulted in 14 loss of licenses or licensed privileges and 15 restrictions of licenses or licensed privileges.
When the medical malpractice errors or medical malpractice mistakes of Michigan medical doctors (MDs), Michigan doctors of osteopathic medicine (DOs), or other Michigan medical care providers (or medical care providers in other U.S. states who committed medical malpractice) cause serious or permanent injuries or death, the wrongdoers are likely responsible to compensate their victims for the wrongs they negligently caused. Visit our website to be connected with medical malpractice lawyers in your state who may be able to help you with your medical malpractice claim or call us toll free at 800-295-3959.
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