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3 medical boards support action against doctors who spread COVID-19 misinformation

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joint statement released on Sept. 9. The FSMB released a statement on July 29 which stated that any physicians who create and spread COVID-19 misinformation are subject to disciplinary action by state medical boards, which can lead to suspension or revocation of the physician's medical license.

The ABFM, ABIM and ABP announced their support of the discipline of any physician who spreads misinformation about the novel coronavirus, saying the action "contradicts physicians’ ethical and professional responsibilities," according to the joint statement. "We also want all physicians certified by our Boards to know that such unethical or unprofessional conduct may prompt their respective Board to take action that could put their certification at.

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