WPR News
9:29 pm
Thu April 21, 2005

Report: Wyoming Medical Board Active

Laramie, Wy – The Wyoming Medical Board issues the most disciplinary actions per 1000 doctors of any state medical board in the country. That information came out in a report done by a national non profit group. The group applauds the Wyoming Medical Board for protecting the public. Board President, Doctor John Babson, says they take pride in that and believes the high rate of disciplinary action is not likely to deter physicians from coming to Wyoming because the number of doctors they deal with is so small.
The report says the Wyoming Medical Board issued over 10 disciplinary actions per one thousand doctors between 2002 and 2004. Babson says he certainly does not think this is because physicians in the state are inferior and deserving of more discipline.