State targets more health workers convicted of sex crimes or violence

The state is moving to rescind the licenses of 37 doctors and other health care workers under a new law that bans from their professions workers convicted of sex crimes or violent acts — even as the measure is challenged in court.

All told, 20 doctors, 11 nurses, five pharmacists and a dentist have been sent notices, according to the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. The state announced 22 revoked licenses, with another nine planned in the next week.,6690515.story