A team from the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare on Monday began a two-day inspection of management practices at St Marianna University School of Medicine in Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, after the accreditation of 20 psychiatric care physicians was revoked in May.
The ministry ordered the accreditation be revoked after it came to light that 11 doctors wrongfully obtained credentials for psychiatric care.
The 11 doctors, in their 30s and 40s, have been practicing medicine for the past five years, Fuji TV reported. Their accreditation was revoked by the ministry after it was discovered that they had falsified their examination reports and had admitted patients into their hospital without following protocol.
In addition, investigators have confirmed that nine attending physicians at the hospital signed off on those falsified reports, so they, too, had their accreditation revoked.© Japan Today