Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Over Doctors’ Licensing Rule Against The State Board of Medical Examiners
A medical malpractice lawsuit has been filed against the State Board of Medical Examiners on behalf of 36 people involved in medical malpractice or related fields alleges a new law requiring out-of-state doctors to get a temporary medical license before testifying in court is unconstitutional.
The lawsuit said the rule violates state and federal constitutional guarantees of equal protection, due process and free speech.
Along with requiring the $75 temporary license, the law passed in June created stricter requirements to obtain documents from doctors outside of South Carolina.
The law has been temporarily suspended by the state Supreme Court, which wants the legislature to clarify it.