The UW Health System released this statement today saying the charges of fraud are very serious and in response, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and University of Wisconsin Medical Foundation, the UW Health entities that employ the physicians, have immediately launched an investigation of the reported behavior.

The University of Wisconsin Health System will investigate the far left doctors who were handing out fake sick slips to protesters at the Madison union protests this weekend.
The Wisconsin State Journal reported, via Free Republic:

UW Health is investigating doctors who wrote medical notes last weekend excusing protesters at the Capitol from work, and the Wisconsin Medical Society has criticized their actions.

“These UW Health physicians were acting on their own and without the knowledge or approval of UW Health,” UW Health said in a statement. “These charges are very serious.”

The UW School of Medicine and Public Health and the UW Medical Foundation, the university’s doctor group, are investigating.

“The investigation will identify which UW Health physicians were involved and whether their behavior constituted violations of medical ethics or University of Wisconsin and UW Health policies and work rules,” the statement said.

“The investigation and any potential future action will follow the established procedures of the University of Wisconsin. Any future disciplinary action taken will be considered a personnel matter, and in accord with University of Wisconsin policies, will not be open to public discussion.”

The Wisconsin Medical Society, the state’s doctor group, said in a statement that it “does not condone these actions under any circumstances.”

“The physician-patient relationship is a cornerstone for providing high quality health care,” the medical society said. “Important elements of that relationship, such as conducting proper medical evaluations of patients, should not be taken lightly.”

This photo, taken from a Youtube video from a Fox 11 (Green Bay) news report, shows a purported doctor telling a television station that he is offering sick notes to teachers who are at the Capitol protesting. (The Wisconsin State Journal)

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