Should Physicians Be Disciplined for Not Following COVID-19 Safety Guidelines?
Despite clear COVID-19 safety guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, some physicians are spreading misinformation and not following the rules. It is challenging for state medical boards to investigate these infractions, as physicians are given leeway in how they choose to practice and licensing boards are not present for physician-patient interactions. However, refusing to wear a mask or social distance directly impacts the safety of patients, and the spread of disinformation via social media can have far-reaching consequences.
Some doctors do not follow COVID-19 safety guidelines set by the CDC. These infractions are hard for medical boards to investigate, but can directly impact patient care. Are you for or against disciplining doctors who do not follow COVID-19 guidelines?
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