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Worthwhile Read: License to Betray

{Don’t forget, we have a giveaway going on through Friday, July 8th, noon ET!}

I’m finishing up vacation with the family, and the beach summons. So I leave you with this compelling long read from the Atlanta Journal Constitution, License to Betray: Doctors and Sex Abuse. To give you a taste:

The AJC obtained and analyzed more than 100,000 disciplinary documents and other records from across the country to find cases that may have involved sexual misconduct. Then reporters identified more than 3,100 doctors who were publicly disciplined since Jan. 1, 1999 after being accused of sexual infractions. More than 2,400 were sanctioned for violations that clearly involved patients. The rest were disciplined for sexual harassment of employees or for crimes such as child pornography, public indecency or sexual assault.

Yet many, if not most, cases of physician sexual misconduct remain hidden. The AJC investigation discovered that state boards and hospitals handle some cases secretly. In other cases, medical boards remove once-public orders from their websites or issue documents that cloak sexual misconduct in vague language.

Worth your time for sure.