Panel Says Candidate Paul Not Board Certified

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- The national panel that approves doctors as board certified said U.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul isn't on the list, even though he's campaigned as holding the endorsement.

The Louisville Courier-Journal reports that the American Board of Medical Specialities, which works with the American Medical Association, doesn't recognize certification by a group Paul founded in 1991 and heads.

Paul, a Republican from Bowling Green and an opthamologist, says he's certified by the National Board of Opthamology. But, Lori Boukas, a spokesowman for the American Board of Medical Specialities, said the organization consideres certifications valid only if they are done by the two dozen groups that have its approval and that of the AMA.

Boukas said the group doesn't consider Paul board certified.

Paul, who faces Democrat Jack Conway in the November general election, declined to address the issue to the paper. Paul's campaign did not immediately return a phone message from The Associated Press on Sunday.


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