Theodore's World: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine To Investigate Reports of Doctors Writing Fake Medical Excuses For Union Protesters

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February 22, 2011

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine To Investigate Reports of Doctors Writing Fake Medical Excuses For Union Protesters

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Statement Regarding UW Health Physicians

There are reports on both social media and news websites that a number of UW Health physicians were signing "medical excuse" notes for protesters at the Capitol on Feb. 19. This involves a few individuals out of the nearly 1,300 physicians at UW Health.

These UW Health physicians were acting on their own and without the knowledge or approval of UW Health. These charges are very serious and in response, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and University of Wisconsin Medical Foundation, the UW Health entities that employ the physicians, have immediately launched an investigation of the reported behavior.

The investigation will identify which UW Health physicians were involved and whether their behavior constituted violations of medical ethics or University of Wisconsin and UW Health policies and work rules. The investigation and any potential future action will follow the established procedures of the University of Wisconsin. Any future disciplinary action taken will be considered a personnel matter and will be treated with the confidentiality required by University of Wisconsin policies.

Wild Thing's comment........

I wonder if they really will enforce any laws or not about these doctors. I would think the doctor as well as the person using the fake note would be in serious trouble. They are guilty of fraud or at least conspiracy to commit fraud.

Posted by Wild Thing at February 22, 2011 03:48 AM


I hope these physicians lose their licenses. These are the same types that rip of insurance companies and Medicare. What they are doing is a clear violation of medical ethics.

Posted by: TomR at February 22, 2011 11:11 AM

Tom, I agree with you so much. They just can't get away with this, it would also be like saying go ahead to others doing this and even worse things.

Posted by: Wild Thing at February 23, 2011 12:30 AM