Why Creighton Sent Letters on Garcia
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Omaha, NE - Within dozens of documents tracking Dr. Anthony Garcia's history as a Doctor and his applications for medical licenses in various states are two letters from Creighton University. Both detail why the School of Medicine fired in him 2001.
So what's the policy on releasing a fired Doctor's records? We first called the state of Nebraska. An official there told us the state has no guidelines, that each facility would have its own rules.
We then called Creighton. A spokeswoman said they follow graduate medical education industry practices. She would not be more specific. But the state and Creighton official both told us, often when applying for medical licenses people will give consent to dig into their past files, documents and records.
In Garcia's case, he answered "no" to ever being disciplined on a 2008 application and "no" to being admonished or reprimanded by a health care facility. He later changed some of those same answers to "yes" in 2012. In both cases, he also consented to let the state of Indiana check his past, and that's where the letters from Creighton might have doomed his chances.