State doesn’t run criminal checks on professional licensees

Wisconsin State privacy law prevents public disclosure on the backgrounds of healthcare providers. The Department of Regulation and Licensing has no authority to background check licensed healthcare providers. As the state drops the ball, The Medical Examining Board tries unsuccessfully to authorize federal criminal background checks on all applicants for a new license. The responsibility will fall to doctors, private employers and healthcare companies to conduct background check through private background companies.

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