Medical license sanctioned in response to previous consent order in another state

Topic: Professional Licensing, Decided by: Judge Barnes 
Docket Number: 2320247 , Decision Date: June 20, 2023 
Attachment: Click here to download the decision. 

A physician appealed the proposed revocation of his Georgia medical license, claiming that he had been wrongly accused of excessively prescribing controlled substances when practicing in Alabama. The Court concluded the physician’s license should be sanctioned because, despite his denial of the allegations, the physician had willingly entered into a settlement agreement that restricted his Alabama license.  Hence, Georgia’s medical board was authorized to impose its own sanctions. Nonetheless, the Judge determined that revocation would be unnecessarily harsh and instead ordered the physician be placed on probation, which matched the punishment issued by Alabama’s medical board.

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