UK-affiliated medical foundation ordered to open records

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) – Attorney General Jack Conway has ruled that a foundation affiliated with the University of Kentucky must turn over its records for public inspection.

According to the Lexington Herald-Leader ( ), Conway recently ruled that because the Kentucky Medical Services Foundation – a nonprofit entity that pays all UK doctors – was created by UK and remains under its control, it’s a public agency subject to the state’s Open Records Act.

The foundation was questioned during the controversial ouster of surgeon Dr. Paul Kearney, who lost his clinical privileges in August after what officials deemed to have been unprofessional behavior. Kearney said UK administrators pursued the revocation only after he started asking questions about the foundation’s spending.

One of Kearney’s former students filed an appeal after the foundation turned down parts of his request for records.


Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader,


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