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Nevada medical board may add more information about doctors' records

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Modern Health Care: The Nevada Board of Medical Examiners is reconsidering a plan to add more information about doctors’ records on its Web site.

Drennan “Tony” Clark acknowledged the issue of putting more data on the site has been revived after the hepatitis C outbreak at the Endoscopy Center of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas. In June, the board is expected to take up the issue.

The board (in 2004) pledged to revamp its Web site to do a better job of informing the public about doctors. However, in 2005, the board removed malpractice settlement and judgment information from doctors’ online records and voted against other recommendations for improving the site.

The law requires the Web site to include an alphabetical listing of disciplined doctors, licensed doctors and doctors whose licenses have been revoked.

Clark along with three doctors serving on the board, have been asked by Governor Jim Gibbons to resign following the hepatitis outbreak.

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