States begin to address "practice drift"

12/28/2011 | USA Today

At least 11 states now have rules requiring doctors to be competent in the procedures they perform. Among them, North Carolina and Arizona recently changed their rules to address "practice drift," in which doctors work outside their areas of training and certification. "This is on the radar of many state boards," said Dr. Humayun Chaudhry, chief executive of the Federation of State Medical Boards.

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