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Medical Board Faulted for Licensing Convicted Rapist

This story looks at the case of Dr. William Dando, who was licensed to practice in Maryland even though he had been convicted of raping a woman years earlier in Florida. Maryland is one of 16 states that do not make a criminal background check a condition of licensure. Until the Dando case, the Maryland State Medical Society had opposed a mandatory criminal background check for license applicants, illustrating how physicians can thwart regulators who want to hold them accountable for their behavior.