May 26, 2021

Doctor-patient confidentiality is an expected pillar of our healthcare system. Not so, however, for doctors and other healthcare workers. Many state medicine boards require clinicians to answer intrusive questions about past mental health problems, leaving them without psychological safety and fearful of losing their jobs. WebMD Chief Medical Officer John Whyte, MD, MPH, recently spoke with Melina Davis, CEO of the Medical Society of Virginia, about what steps her state is taking to ensure adequate and confidential mental health support for healthcare providers...

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