Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Dr. Frist caught cheating?

From the "Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist had not met all the requirements needed to keep his medical license active --- even though he gave paperwork to Tennessee officials indicating that he had --- his office acknowledged Tuesday. Tennessee requires its licensed physicians to complete 40 hours of continuing medical education every two years. Frist, a heart-lung surgeon who will retire from the Senate this year to consider a 2008 presidential run, submitted a license renewal with the Tennessee Health Department stating he had fulfilled that requirement. Responding Tuesday to repeated requests from The Associated Press, a Frist spokesman said the Republican senator was working to clear up the problem and had contacted the Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners to see if corrective steps were necessary. "


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