Under fire after a regional health scare, the Nevada Board of Medical Examiners is reconsidering a plan to add more information about doctors' records on its Web site, the board's executive director said.
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. The board is expected to take up the issue in June.
"I'm assuming the board will vote to put the malpractice data back, and perhaps include the educational information as well," Clark told the Reno (Nev.) Gazette-Journal.
In 2004, the board pledged to revamp its Web site to do a better job of informing the public about doctors. But in 2005, the board removed malpractice settlement and judgment information from doctors' online records and voted against other recommendations for improving the site.
"The board had decided to do the minimum required by law," Clark said.
The law requires the Web site to include an alphabetical listing of disciplined doctors, licensed doctors and doctors whose licenses have been revoked.
Gov. Jim Gibbons has asked for Clark and three doctors serving on the board to resign following the hepatitis outbreak.