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Excruciatingly Embarrassing Moment for The Medical Board of California: Complete Meltdown of the Friday, April 25th Quarterly Meeting: by T. L. Kittle
Date:4/30/2008

LOS ANGELES, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- On Friday, April 25, the Medical Board of California had its quarterly meeting in Sacramento, California -- in the beginning, the meeting started normally, but by the end there were so few Board members present there wasn't a "quorum", leaving the Board with work left to do but not enough members to take action.

On the surface, it seemed that the Board had run longer than expected -- that the work the Board needed to take care of simply took more time than the Board had allotted to do it.

But a closer look reveals how much the Chairman's failure to run a meeting effectively and efficiently exemplifies the horrifying degree to which the Medical Board of California is malfunctioning -- the degree to which the Board is failing both to effectively protect members of the public from medically abusive professionals, as well as failing to address and attend to the needs of those professionals in order to better create a functioning medical system.

The Board consists of medical professionals and those who are not -- most care genuinely about the problems both patients and professionals are facing -- some even speak frankly of their disapproval with current dysfunction, directly addressing areas which need tremendous amount of improvement.

Then where is the problem?

The Medical Board of California full time staff.

It's not the staff personally so much, as it is the entire infrastructure behind the operation of the Board -- not only the misaligned culture, but the laws the Board is forced to adhere to in order to try and accomplish its mission ("to protect the healthcare consumer").

Both the laws governing how the Board functions as well as the laws governing how a physician is evaluated under the law -- what's considered 'a crime' -- need to be changed to better reflect the needs of the people in the 21st century.

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SOURCE T. L. Kittle
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