Licensing and mental health

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Mass Effect

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Feb 23, 2012
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You had to take a month off your job. That's impairment

No, it isn't.

Not as a physician.

Yes, as a physician. None of us signed off on our rights to healthcare privacy when we became physicians.

It's about public safety

In what way? The OP's anxiety is not a public safety issue, as evidenced by the fact that the states that don't ask such intrusive questions aren't in a public health crisis caused by impaired physicians.

Let's call it what it is -- states ask because no one has told them they can't. That needs to change.
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