Docs' notes from Wis. protests draw state scrutiny
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- State officials say they're investigating eight people who allegedly wrote medical excuses for protesters attending rallies at the Capitol in February.
The investigations are being conducted by the Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing and the Medical Examining Board.
The licensing department said Wednesday it received complaints about 11 people. The department says it decided not to investigate three of those people after concluding that no violations had occurred.
At least one physician from the University of Wisconsin medical school offered doctors' notes to protesters. Many of those demonstrators were teachers whose districts warned them they could face disciplinary action for an unexcused absence unless they had prior approval or a doctor's note.
The demonstrators were protesting Gov. Scott Walker's efforts to eliminate collective bargaining rights for most public workers.
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