Capitol Chaos: State Investigates Doctor's Notes
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin officials are investigating complaints about doctors who handed out medical excuses for pro-labor protesters at the Capitol.
Dave Ross of the state Department of Regulation and Licensing says the agency is looking into accusations that a number of local doctors provided the notes for protesters who missed work during the week. Ross says the department will review complaints with the independent Medical Examining Board as soon as possible.
Tuesday's statement came a day after University of Wisconsin Health, which employed some of the physicians involved, said it was also looking into the matter.
Physician Lou Sanner was one of the doctors who provided notes. He told The Associated Press on Saturday that doctors wrote the notes for what they saw as legitimate health issues arising from stress.
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