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A data gap on Mass. doctors’ troubles

State board lags in posting loss of license, censure

The board that oversees physician discipline in Massachusetts has yet to deliver on its promise to post more information online about doctors who are charged with a crime or who have a history of negligent care.

Now, doctors whose licenses are revoked or allowed to expire as a result of disciplinary actions are absent from the board’s public database. And information about malpractice cases or board actions is removed after 10 years from the profiles of still-licensed physicians.

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