Would you like to know whether your doctor had ever been sued for malpractice, and if so, what the verdict was?
Most people would say yes. But even though we're in favor of full disclosure whenever possible, we're not sure a proposal now being considered by two Pennsylvania lawmakers is fair - or will do what they want it to do.
Reps. Anthony DeLuca, D-Allegheny, and T.J. Rooney, D-Lehigh, would like to amend the state's confidentiality laws to allow malpractice judgments to be placed on a doctor-referral web page under study by the Pennsylvania Medical Board.
Rep. Rooney says the bill is "not (designed) to be punitive against doctors, but it's an important component, especially with the changing face of medicine."