Nevada regulators decided to post more information about doctors' malpractice history on the state Board of Medical Examiners Web site.
The unanimous decision comes after a hepatitis C outbreak in southern Nevada drew focus on the board's operations. The outbreak spurred criticism of the way the board distributes information about the doctors it licenses and censures.
The current Web site lists the names of doctors who've been disciplined and the nature of the infraction. Members of the public must contact the board for additional information.
The board plans to add to that a searchable database of all doctors named in malpractice cases that ended in a settlement, award or judgment.
The board discussed including only cases that involved $5,000 or more, but did not come to a clear decision. It also did not state a firm launch date for the new site.