APNewsBreak: Doctor data back online in Illinois
By CARLA K. JOHNSON MORE FROM BUSINESSWEEK
Consumers can now check up on thousands of doctors and chiropractors in Illinois, including accessing information about malpractice cases, thanks to a public database that went back online Wednesday.
The Physician Profile is available on the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation’s website, and allows patients to see whether a physician or chiropractor has been disciplined here or in another state. The searchable database includes about 46,000 doctors and 4,500 chiropractors, along with malpractice judgments and settlements going back five years.
The database was taken offline last year when the Illinois Supreme Court struck down a medical malpractice reform law as unconstitutional.