Those complaints -- about alleged botched abortions -- were closed out by the then state Board of Medicine Chairman Dr. George Shade. It was the same Dr. Shade who, several years earlier, helped Alexander get his medical license back after Alexander had served time in prison for selling illegal prescriptions......
"There are probably lots of small things that could be fixed in Public Health Code, but I think opening up the entire code is not the best idea," Engle said. "In the vast majority of cases, the process does work very well."
But the Judiciary Committee said that wasn't enough, especially after Engle told them that the new chairman of the Board of Medicine, Richard E. Burney, of Ann Arbor, refused to re-open the investigation into Dr. Alexander.
"Wow," Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, responded. "Unbelievable. Unbelievable."
"Please convey to that board chairman that that inaction, that shocking lack of caring, is going to lead to legislation," Jones continued.