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Lawsuit challenges Louisiana Governor over diversity rules in Medical Licensing Board

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A nonprofit group called Do No Harm, known for opposing diversity initiatives in medicine, has filed a lawsuit challenging a Louisiana law requiring minority representation on the state’s medical licensing board. The case reflects an ongoing debate about diversity and merit-based selection in healthcare leadership.

The law, enacted in 2018, mandates that every other member appointed from certain entities must have a minority background, potentially excluding non-minority candidates. 

Do No Harm claims this violates the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. The group seeks a permanent injunction to prevent the enforcement of the racial component of the law. 

Read more over at Medscape

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