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Chicago Trib: More Past Offenders Lose Licenses

Due to the recent Sex Offender bill that passed the Illinois Statehouse, any doctor previously convicted of a sex crime is then prohibited from resuming practice.  Some doctors have taken up law suits against the state in protest.  The following is an article from the Chicago Tribune:

State targets more health workers convicted of sex crimes or violence

The state is moving to rescind the licenses of 37 doctors and other health care workers under a new law that bans from their professions workers convicted of sex crimes or violent acts — even as the measure is challenged in court.

All told, 20 doctors, 11 nurses, five pharmacists and a dentist have been sent notices, according to the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. The state announced 22 revoked licenses, with another nine planned in the next week.

Of those 22 already announced, only six had active licenses. The rest were either on suspension or did not have their licenses renewed when they expired, records show. More revocations are expected as the agency reviews its records, spokeswoman Sue Hofer said.

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