Lawmakers seek answers about abortion doctor
Jul 21, 2015 at 12:33 PM
The Senate Judiciary Committee called in officials from the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs to testify Tuesday after a TV station reported a potential conflict of interest between licensing boards and licensees.
Earlier this year, WOOD-TV reported that the chairman of the state Board of Medicine declined further investigation into complaints against Dr. Robert Alexander. He ran a Muskegon abortion clinic, and the board chairman previously worked as Alexander's supervisor.
State Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker, R-Lawton, said lawmakers will be drafting legislation to ensure that more than one board member makes such decisions.