It has been revealed that healthcare providers having a revoked medical licenses can still be hired by the Veterans Administration hospitals. Isn’t that against all kinds of laws? How does the VA get away with this? What are the inherent dangers to the veterans who have faithfully served our country?
This process has been going on for the past 15 years and the VA does not know how many healthcare providers they have hired fall into this categories. Have there been deaths of veterans because of inept staff? There are some case revealed by USA Today that seems to point that way. here are more details.
As Written and Reported By Kate Scanlon for The Blaze:
The Department of Veterans Affairs has illegally permitted its hospitals to repeatedly hire health care providers with revoked medical licenses since 2002, according to USA Today.
The report follows a USA Today investigation that revealed VA hospital officials knowingly hired doctors with past malpractice claims.
USA Today reported that a federal law passed in 1999 bars the VA from employing any health care worker who has lost a medical license in any state. However, in 2002, the VA issued national guidelines permitting local hospitals to hire medical staff after “prior consideration of all relevant facts surrounding” any revoked licenses and as long as they still were licensed in at least one state.
An investigation by the paper found that hospital officials at the VA in Iowa City, Iowa, used the illegal guidelines when they hired neurosurgeon John Henry Schneider earlier this year. According to the report, although Schneider revealed in his application the state of Wyoming had revoked his license after numerous malpractice claims, settlements, and a patient death, he was hired anyway. He was still licensed in Montana…..
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