MedPage Today: Is This Medical Board Headed for a Shake Up?

June 04, 2021

by Cheryl Clark

Published: June 4, 2021

The agency that licenses 152,000 California physicians is facing a crisis of public confidence, with the voices of several lawmakers joining those of angry patients who say it shields bad doctors far too often.

The long-simmering tension has increased to such an extent that all but a few of the Medical Board of California's 15 members -- including many of its physician members -- say most of the board's seats, now filled by doctors, should instead be filled by members of the public.

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