Board issues censure in professional compliance case

At its March 3, 2008, meeting, the AAOS Board of Directors considered one grievance under the AAOS Professional Compliance Program. Based on the information presented and the recommendation of the Committee on Professionalism (COP), the Board censured Margaret M. Baker, MD, of Port Angeles, Wash., for violation of specified Mandatory Standards under the Standards of Professionalism (SOPs) on Orthopaedic Expert Witness Testimony.

Grievance background
In February 2007, a grievance was filed against Dr. Baker, alleging a violation of six Mandatory Standards of the SOPs on Orthopaedic Expert Witness Testimony. The grievance alleged violations of the following Standards:

No. 3: An orthopaedic expert witness shall evaluate the medical condition and care provided in light of generally accepted standards at the time, place and in the context of care delivered.

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