Wisconsin State Journal reports:
UW Health doctors who wrote sick notes for protesters at the Capitol in February face penalties up to a loss of pay and leadership positions, the UW School of Medicine and Public Health said Tuesday.
The medical school reviewed 22 UW Health doctors said to have been involved in writing medical excuses for protesters attending rallies over Gov. Scott Walker’s budget proposals, according to a medical school statement. . .
The Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing and the Medical Examining Board are investigating eight people who allegedly wrote notes, the agencies said last week.
The Wisconsin Medical Society criticized the doctors’ actions, saying they threatened the public’s trust in the medical profession.
The Madison School District told teachers who turned in fraudulent sick notes to rescind them by last month or face discipline. The district received more than 1,000 notes from teachers during the protests.
These guys thought they could get away with anything, and seem to be surprised to find out they were wrong. Frankly, I’m a little surprised too.