Du måste aktivera javascript för att sverigesradio.se ska fungera korrekt och för att kunna lyssna på ljud. Har du problem med vår sajt så finns hjälp på http://kundo.se/org/sverigesradio/
Crime

Police Stopping Killers from Becoming Doctors

Published söndag 26 april 2009 kl 17.22
No more 'Dr. Death'..

Swedish police are allowing access to criminals’ records to make sure killers and rapists cannot obtain medical licenses. This was announced after a number of spectacular cases of abuse of regulations. Recently a convicted murderer had filed a legal complaint and a demand for damages after Uppsala University had rejected his application for a medical education. In another case a sex offender who had been committed to an asylum received a physician’s license, allowing him to practice.

Now the national police board decided to put a stop to this kind of abuse by opening criminal records to the health authorities who will thus be able to determine if applicants are ethically suited to become doctors.

The Swedish Medical Association welcomed the decision. But it demands that only crimes that are intolerable within the medical profession should be disclosed.  

Our journalism is based on credibility and impartiality. Swedish Radio is independent and not affiliated to any political, religious, financial, public or private interests.
Har du frågor eller förslag gällande våra webbtjänster?

Kontakta gärna Sveriges Radios supportforum där vi besvarar dina frågor vardagar kl. 9-17.

Du hittar dina sparade avsnitt i menyn under "Min lista".