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UW will take action against doctors who wrote medical-excuse notes at Capitol


MADISON (WKOW)-- Several doctors face discipline for writing medical excuses for teachers attending protests at the Capitol.

They face consequences from written reprimand to loss of pay and leadership position.

During a large protest gathering at the Capitol on February 19th, a number of doctors offered notes providing a "medical excuse" for the person's absence from work or school. 

The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health reviewed the case of every physician whose name was provided, from a variety of sources.  Of the 22 UW physicians who were reviewed, the school found that several individuals who were said to have participated in the event had not in fact done so.

Among the physicians who were found to have been involved, the school's review found that the nature and extent of involvement varied widely.   

The school will not comment on individual cases or release the names of those involved and what discipline they face.

The state Medical Examining Board and the state Department of Regulation and Licensing also have investigations underway. 

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