Performance of the professional councils concerning 966 complaints addressed to Regional Councils of Medicine (CRM) of Minas Gerais from 2012 to 2017


  • Eduardo Luiz Nogueira Gonçalves Porto University Medical
  • Francisco das Chagas Lima e Silva Santa Casa de Misericórdia of Belo Horizonte
  • Guilhermina Rego Department of Community Medicine, Information and Health Decision Sciences (MEDCIDS) at Porto University Medical School


The study aimed to analyze the actions of the Professional Councils in relation to 966 professional-ethical complaints addressed to the Regional Council of Medicine of Minas Gerais between 2012 and 2017. The number of cases, gender, articles violated of the Code of Medical Ethics and decisions made in the lawsuits were considered. An expressive result was observed in terms of acquittal (535 cases) by the Regional Council of Medicine of Minas Gerais. There was a divergence when the same cases were evaluated by the Federal Council of Medicine, which upheld the acquittal in only 29% of the cases. Due to the methodology applied, it was not possible to go beyond speculation on the subject, being necessary a better analysis of the scientific community on this issue.


whistleblowing, professional advice, professional ethics