Thursday, October 20th, 2016

Wisconsin State Journal reporting doctor with fake excuses facing scrutiny


The Wisconsin State Journal identifies Dr. Lou Sanner as one of the physicians handing out fake doctor’s excuses on the Capitol Square during the protests. Sanner, like the other physicians identified so far, works at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

Critics say handing out notes without thorough examinations constitutes fraud. Sanner says many of the people he spoke with seemed to be suffering from stress. He says he talked to the individuals first and gave them notes when medically indicated.

UW Health says any doctors who distributed such materials did so on their own behalf. It says officials are looking into the matter.

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