The District of Columbia will add staff to its medical board following criticism that the board has been lax in investigating and disciplining doctors, the Washington Post reported. At deadline, medical board officials had not responded to a request for comment. Council member David Catania criticized the 11-member board during a public hearing and referred to stories in the Post that the board had failed to discipline doctors punished in other states for criminal convictions, questionable care or sexual misconduct, the newspaper reported. The board has two investigators. The district plans to hire three more investigators, two licensing specialists and transfer two lawyers from the attorney general's office to the board, according to the Post. -- by Tony Fong
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