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Health & wellness

State’s medical panel chief steps down

The staff director of the Board of Registration in Medicine resigned Tuesday, and the departure, combined with turnover among board members this year, indicates a probable shift in focus at the agency that oversees licensing and discipline for more than 34,000 physicians in the state.

Every seat on the seven-member board has been filled with someone new in the past 18 months or left empty after resignations. And Dr. Stancel Riley, who had been the agency’s top executive for three years, had somewhat different priorities than the board’s new leader, according to their public remarks.

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