Now for the first time, we can just type in a name on our PC, laptop or handheld device to call up disciplinary actions against our doctor, accountant, massage therapist or nail technician.
Updates to the
website of state regulators in the Department of Commerce were announced
late last week, the biggest being the new search capability for the
Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing.
significant change is to the DOPL disciplinary database," Jennifer
Bolton, the commerce department's public information officer, said in an
interview. "We've uploaded all of these records of actions taken, going
back to 2007."
DOPL licenses and regulates approximately 189,000
Utah professionals, including the state's nearly 9,000 doctors,
8,000-plus engineers and more than 25,000 barbers and cosmetologists.
the new search capability was installed at dopl.utah.gov, Bolton said,
a concerned patron had to call DOPL on the phone during working hours
or scroll through the department's monthly disciplinary newsletter,
which is available on the website. Standard Examiner