Get unlimited digital access to baltimoresun.com. $0.99 for 4 weeks.

Topics

Baltimore Behavioral Health
State likely didn't know of Allegany doctor's rape conviction
State likely didn't know of Allegany doctor's rape conviction

To become licensed as a nurse, a social worker or even to drive around dead bodies in Maryland, a criminal background check is required. But not to get a doctor's license. Instead, the state Board of Physicians asks would-be doctors to voluntarily disclose arrests and convictions. That could change as soon as next year. Already considering a background check policy, the board may move more urgently following news that it granted a medical license to a doctor with a previous rape conviction who now has been charged with sexually assaulting a patient in Allegany County. State health officials won't say how Dr. William Thomas Dando obtained his license in 1996, less than a...

Loading