“Medical boards get pushback as they try to punish doctors for Covid misinformation”/ Politico

The medical boards are getting in trouble for swallowing the malarky from the Federation of State Medical Boards and other bloated medical nonprofits. These organizations somehow worked in concert during the second half of 2021 to terrorize doctors who failed to hew to the current medical narrative.  Presumably they got paid to do so.  Presumably those trying to cement control over Americans felt it necessary to act extrajudicially to use threats to enforce only ‘approved’ medical speech. 

The clueless Medical Licensing Board members, a mix of medical professionals and citizens, rely on attorneys on their staff to get the legal details right.  Instead, the attorneys never told the Board members that none of them them had any authority to legislate new crimes, that misinformation is not a crime under US law, that Freedom of Speech is a foundational principle of law that may not be abrogated, ever, especially not by any state or state agency.

A few Medical Boards, including my own, got too far out over their skis, and now it is starting to sink in what they have done.  Their legislators are saying, “Whoa, Nellie!  You guys were supposed to protect the citizens from incompetence, drunkards, druggies and rapists.  We never asked you to trash the 1st and 14th Amendments.” 

From Politico,

…the responses from some medical boards and state officials have been stymied by political backlash. States like Tennessee and North Dakota, for example, have restricted state medical boards’ powers. And now legislators in 10 other states — including Florida and South Carolina — have introduced similar measures. 

Some state boards also lack the legal tools to discipline doctors for sharing unreliable information via social media. They believe the precedents in their states for unprofessional or unethical behavior more narrowly apply to actions or speech made directly to patients under their care… 

Meantime, my license remains suspended while the Maine Medical Licensing Board hopes against hope that if they keep fishing, they might someday be able to find a crime with which to charge me. It’s your taxpayer dollars they are spending to destroy my career and silence my voice.  They think it is free money.  What do you think?

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Anonymous
3 months ago
John
John
3 months ago

Austrian Constitutional Court Puts Gov’t on Notice: ‘Prove Pandemic Is Not a Scam or END Restrictions’ – Greek News On Demand / ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΑ ΝΕΑ ΤΩΡΑ
http://greeknewsondemand.com/2022/02/01/austrian-constitutional-court-puts-govt-on-notice-prove-pandemic-is-not-a-scam-or-end-restrictions/

Tom Reeves
3 months ago

Good morning Dr Meryl, trust in the Lord our God and let us not lean on our own understanding and He will lift us up!
Keep fighting the good fight Ma’am. Still praying fervently that your license is reinstated and that you will not only be vindicated, but that you will be praised for doing all you can to honor the Hippocratic Oath that you swore to in service to our God the Creator and to your fellow man. Lifting you up to the Holy of Holies☝️🙌✝️🤟

Joe
Joe
3 months ago

It’s basically criminal what they are doing. It must be stopped.

It is a bit encouraging to see medical boards being called out, however.

Someday Dr Mast you will be recognized for your convictions.

Marie
Marie
3 months ago

I think you are courageous. I have been in the medical field my whole working life and I am appalled, outraged and saddened by the response of so many in our field. I left my job when I moved but I was prepared to lose it if he came down to it to stand for my beliefs. Physicians need to stand up and honor their oath. In my opinion, those who did not stand up for their patients and treat them out of fear of reprisal, their licenses should be suspended. How many of their patients died needlessly ALONE in a hospital because they offered no early treatments? History will judge.

Chris
Chris
3 months ago

Its frustrating to try to change peoples minds who are afraid and taught how to view things by the MSM.

Keep up your fight. We are in it with you.

“Everyone on the side of truth listens to me” (Jesus in his conversation with Pilate)

Stacie
Stacie
3 months ago

Thank you for doing what is right. The medical board is acting illegally and in violation of law, I’m sure, in your state. Freedom of Speech can not be
restricted on a physician who is practicing within their legal rights. Maine medical Board is dominated by a culture who wants to protect the narrative that limits physicians who know multimodal therapy and earlier intervention work. The populous needs to push back in Maine, who badly needs more good doctors.

Bud Moody
Bud Moody
3 months ago

So now a trained medical doctor cannot have an opinion that differs from from what’s being promulgated by the politicians and big Pharma without the threat of losing their license to practice? This is beyond obscene; science is ever changing and there can be honest and well supported differences of opinion between “experts” and there should be. I think there is a lot of $ and power behind trying to force doctors to parrot the “official” line, we’ve lost a lot if we allow it.

Pam Brassard
Pam Brassard
3 months ago

It’s good these things are getting addressed at least in some localaties. A concern I have is that the Maine Medical Board may be causing harm to the Maine people whom rely upon you for their medical care. It is a serious thing to halt a physician in the midst of their fulfilling of the Hippocratic Oath.

Matthew Feller
Matthew Feller
3 months ago

Bravo Meryl Nass ,you are a brave soul and a role model to the rest of us that face our own date with medical boards and employers who seek to silence us, limit therapeutic choices for Americans and try make us unsee what facts and evidence tell us is a patchwork of lies from the medical industrial complex

Sharon Rings
Sharon Rings
3 months ago

What do I think? You are my hero. I should not say in print what I think beyond that except that I am hoping for the Nurenberg trials.

Louise Gallagher
Louise Gallagher
3 months ago

I think they should channel their energy more in the direction of the lying, cheating, conning doctors as Fauci. He needs to be removed from his overpaid position, charged and jailed for his crimes against humanity. This should coincide with his buddies also being punished accordingly. Keep the faith, fight the good fight, Dr. Nass, we need you more than ever.

Bryan Price St
Bryan Price St
3 months ago

Makes want to puke!

TheCovidPilot
3 months ago

Bravo! Sent a link to this article to a doctor buddy.

Louise Gallagher
Louise Gallagher
3 months ago

I think they are idiots and control freaks. We have become prisoners in our country without using bars to contain us. The country has become paralyzed with fear and if we don’t get some politicians with backbones this will be only the beginning.

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