Fristed: Second Opinion

The Schiavo story has truly become one that will not die. The latest chapter has Bill Frist in the hot seat, as the Tennesee Department of Health launches an investigation into his video diagnosis of Terri Schiavo.

The Tennessee Department of Health has responded to complaints into Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist’s (R-TN) ‘diagnosis’ of Florida’s Terri Schiavo by videotape, RAW STORY has learned.

Their letter, written by Tennessee Department of Health Director of Investigations for Health Related Boards Denise Moran, said that the complaint had been received and “was in the process of being reviewed.”

“Once this review has been completed you will be contacted by letter informing you of the recommended course to be taken,” Moran adds.

…The letter was sent to a Californian who complained about Frist; RAW STORY has agreed to preserve the source’s anonymity. A second individual in Louisiana received an identical letter.

A deputy spokeswoman said they had received about 80 such complaints, which Investigations communications director Andrea Turner later said referred to something else, and was incorrect. Turner said they don’t disclose the number of complaints in any case.

Sure is a lot of investigating going on in Tennessee lately. Of course, it’s likely that not much will come of this one either, but at least Frist is being made to squirm just a little for his ridiculous antics.

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3 Responses to Fristed: Second Opinion

  1. KipEsquire says:

    I wouldn’t put much stock in this — the legal profession works the same way: EVERY malpractice complaint has to be investigated, no matter how frivolous.

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  3. Tim Who? says:

    Any Dr that makes a diagnoses based on a selectively edited video tape of a patient he has never seen, with a condition outside his field (He’s a heart surgeon). Deserves to have a review of his license and his ability to make medical decisions. In short he screwed up. And he deserves to be called on the carpet for it. But like most of the people reading this blog I also believe he won’t be punished in any way. (too bad) But it might, I say might just make him a little more careful about talking out his ass again and if that’s the only thing that comes of this then I’m all for it.

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