Problems - Lack of Security and Background Checks
should be proud that they have nothing to hide in their backgrounds and
should be honored to be treated as all other professionals are who
routinely allow background checks and security clearance as a
prequisite to licensing and employment. Sometimes these
checks can seem to be repetitious but they really are not an
inconvencience and do more good than not.
routine checks help to have the public grant personal trust to members
of the medical profession. Even if somewhere in their
perhaps as a rebelling teennager, there is something that if hidden
could embarrass a physician wouldn't you think that they would want the
public to know, and would want to provide an explanation if questioned
rather than have it pop out sometime many years down the road?
Patient gossip can destroy a physician's reputation.
would be prudent to have all information that could become known in the
future disclosed with an explanation in the beginning.
Boards in the United States should be providing this service as do
employers, which is one that could provide a degree of safety
patients. After all, if the profession is one of respect, why
show that the respect is worthy?
the following states do not require background or security checks to
obtain and maintain a Medical License:
Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri,
Montana, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, West
Virginia and Wisconsin.
an example of why security and background checks are needed today and
why the old honor system is no longer a reasonable one to use the
following article explains it all:
Board Faulted for Licensing Convicted Rapist