TEACH DOCTORS ABOUT EATING DISORDERS

By Bob Katzen

he Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee held a hearing on a measure that would require all doctors and physician assistants to complete a one-hour online course on the early recognition of eating disorders. The proposal also prohibits a hospital from granting or renewing professional privileges to work at the hospital to a physician or physician assistant who has not completed the training.

“I am very pleased with this bill,” said sponsor Rep. Brad Hill (R-Ipswich). “Eating disorders are more common than the public eye can see, which is why I believe this is a matter that should be taken seriously by our community physicians to assure safety for our citizens.”

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