MIAMI HERALD: New website, www.PsychSearch.net, has been launched to help journalists

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The Miami Herald
February 28, 2004
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By Herald Staff

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CHECK OUT EXPERTS IN MENTAL HEALTH

A new website, , has been launched to help journalists, law enforcement, insurance investigators and citizens gain ready access to governmental reports on mental health practitioners in the state of Florida.

The website contains disciplinary records from the state Department of Health on psychiatrists, psychologists, mental health counselors, marriage counselors and clinical social workers. These reports cover medical incompetence, misprescribing drugs, sexual misconduct, criminal convictions, ethical lapses and other offenses.

When this phase of report gathering is complete, the site will expand to include reports from various law enforcement agencies, the Drug Enforcement Agency, the Food and Drug Administration and Medicare/Medicaid.

www.PsychSearch.net