Physician-Friendly States for Mental Health: A Comparison of Medical Licensing Boards

  • Pamela Wible | Ideal Medical Care, Eugene, OR, United States.
  • Arianna Palermini Medical student, United States.


Do medical boards undermine physician mental health by breaching physician confidentiality and privacy? We analyze the initial medical licensing process in each state to determine if qualified applicants who report mental illness experience discrimination. We then identify the most favorable states for physician mental health.




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Special issue on physician mental health
physician mental health, physician suicide, physician depression, medical boards, physician health programs
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Wible, Pamela, and Arianna Palermini. 2019. “Physician-Friendly States for Mental Health: A Comparison of Medical Licensing Boards”. Qualitative Research in Medicine and Healthcare 3 (3).