Under legislation sent to the governor's desk, the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine would collect and make publicly available the following information about actions taken against physicians:
Felony convictions and some serious misdemeanors within the past 10 years.
Charges in which a physician pleads no contest, or "where sufficient facts of guilt were found and the matter was continued without a finding" by a court.
Any final disciplinary actions taken during the past 10 years by state licensing boards.
Revocation or restriction of hospital privileges for reasons of competence or character.
All medical malpractice court judgments, arbitration awards and settlements within past 10 years in which a payment is made to the complainant.
In addition, the physician profile would list the following information about a physician's education, credentials and medical practice:
Medical school, date of graduation; graduate medical education and specialty board certification.
Number of years in practice, names of hospitals granting staff privileges.
(Optional) Appointments to medical school faculties, responsibilities for graduate medical education, and publication in peer-reviewed medical literature within the past 10 years; professional or community service activities and awards.
Location of a physician's primary practice setting.
Identification of any language translating services for patients at that location.
Indication of whether the physician participates in Medicaid.
Source: Massachusetts Medical Society