Improper healthcare professional accreditation

Medical licensing bodies accredit health professionals in different ways. It may be exam-based or require skills to be signed off by a more senior colleague or overseeing body. This corruption type may be at risk of bribery and cronyism to accredit a health professional.

In some countries, continued accreditation of a health professional requires them to demonstrate their competence throughout their working life, by a series of appraisals or tests by an appointed body or person. There is a risk of cronyism, as friends or acquaintances may approve the continued licensing of a health professional despite evidence they fall short of the required standards.