Public Interest Group Says Arkansas' Medical Board Among Nation's Worst

APRIL 15, 2004 - Posted at 7:41 a.m. CDT

LITTLE ROCK, AR - A Washington-based public interest group says Arkansas' Medical Board is the ninth-worst performing board in the country.  The group called Public Citizen said it based its rankings on the state of serious disciplinary actions taken in each state.  That information was obtained from the Federation of State Medical Boards.

Yesterday, a news release from Public Citizen said the board in Rhode Island was the worst-performing.  Coming up from the bottom, the other states listed among the ten worst were Wisconsin, Minnesota, Delaware, Michigan, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Hawaii, Arkansas and Maryland.

The release said the best-performing board was in Kentucky, followed by Wyoming, North Dakota, Arizona, Oklahoma, Vermont, Montana, Alaska, West Virginia and Ohio.

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