Physicians who are board-certified by one of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) 24-member boards saw their lifetime certification change to time-limited certification in 1990.
Several class-action federal lawsuits have been filed against several member boards of the American Board of Medical Specialties, including the American Board of Internal Medicine, American Board of Radiology, and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
Dr. Wes Fisher video explains why this occurred and what working physicians can do to help the plaintiff physicians end maintenance of certification nationwide.
Wes Fisher is a cardiologist.
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