Oops! State apologizes to Downstate doctor in late Friday news dump

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The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation has apologized for inquiring about a Mahomet-Seymour school board member’s views on the state mask mandate and for telling Dr. Jeremy Henrichs that “an official investigation” would be launched under the Medical Practice Act.

Late Friday afternoon, a day after Republican state Sen. Chapin Rose told The News-Gazette that he planned to call for a probe into the agency’s actions against Henrichs, who’s also a Carle Health sports-medicine physician, a Senate GOP staffer released a letter of apology from IDFPR general counsel Dina Torrisi Martin.

It read in part: “The initial response to your inquiry requested information that the Department does not need. Please disregard the questions posed in the emails of August 11 and 17, 2021. On behalf of the Department, I sincerely apologize for the tone and content of those communications.”

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