Published on February 28, 2013 at 4:03 AM
Dr. Musser has been a member of the Wisconsin Medical Examining Board since 2004. He was elected by his colleagues as Board Chair for a remarkable three consecutive terms, 2007 to 2009. Under Dr. Musser's tenure, the board took an active role in initiating legislation that created a duty for physicians to report their colleagues' unprofessional conduct. Effective in 2010, the new law expanded reporting obligation for providers licensed by the medical board and expanded the definition of unprofessional conduct to include failure by a physician to report such conduct. Dr. Musser was also the principal architect in securing a separate appropriation for the Medical Examining Board within the Department of Safety and Professional Services, which resulted in 17 dedicated positions for the board's credentialing and enforcement functions. Dr. Musser has served on the FSMB Education Committee since 2009 and on the FSMB Special Committee on Reentry to Practice from 2010 to 2012.
Award of Merit
For his exceptional contributions in the field of medical licensure and discipline, and specifically to state medical boards, the Award of Merit is presented to Carl F. Ameringer, PhD, JD.
Dr. Ameringer, a professor of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University, has conducted extensive research about state medical boards, the health professions, delivery systems and health care workforce issues. He is the author of "State Medical Boards and the Politics of Public Protection," "The Health Care Revolution: From Medical Monopoly to Market Competition" and, most recently, "State-based Licensure of Telemedicine: The Need for Uniformity but not a National Scheme." From 1987 to 1992, Dr. Ameringer served as assistant attorney general and deputy counsel to the Maryland health department where his responsibilities included oversight of disciplinary actions before Maryland's health licensing boards and commissions. He has served on health policy task forces in Maryland, Wisconsin and Virginia.
Ray L. Casterline Award for Excellence in Writing
The 2013 award is presented to Gretchen P. Kenagy, PhD, et al., for their outstanding article, "Physician Reentry into Clinical Practice: Regulatory Challenges," published in the FSMB's Journal of Medical Regulation. Dr. Kenagy is Senior Research Associate, Medical Education Outcomes at the American Medical Association (AMA). Her areas of research include the medical education learning environment and physician reentry. She also supports policy development for the AMA Council on Medical Education.
Source: Federation of State Medical Boards