Gov. signs ‘Dr. Alexander’ doctor oversight laws

The Senate Judiciary Committee watches a Target 8 investigation into a Muskegon doctor's abortion clinic. (April 30, 2013)

LANSING, Mich. (WOOD) — Gov. Rick Snyder has signed into law bills to protect patients from potentially dangerous doctors.

The new laws stem from Target 8’s report on Dr. Robert Alexander, a Muskegon abortion doctor who was running what witnesses say was a house of horrors.

Target 8 found his former mentor — who chaired the state Board of Medicine — helped Alexander regain his license years before the clinic was shut down.

Among other provisions, the new laws now make sure that at least three board members review allegations against doctors and requires they disclose any potential conflicts of interest.

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