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Maryland State Board of Physicians

May 9, 2022

Md. appeals court overturns doctor’s sanction over ‘honest mistake’ on application

The State Board of Physicians abused its discretion when it sanctioned a distinguished Walter Reed research physician who made an “inadvertent error in responding to a confusing question” on a licensure application, a Maryland appeals court found. Hundreds of other Maryland doctors also made the same mistake when they filled out their applications after a […]

Sep 7, 2016

Md. urologist cedes license after sexual misconduct claims

A Bel Air urologist surrendered his medical license in July after he was accused of performing unwarranted breast, pelvic and rectal examinations on several female patients. The Maryland State Board of Physicians charged Dr. James Moulsdale in May with violating the Maryland Medical Practice Act by committing sexual misconduct against eight women. Moulsdale voluntarily surrendered […]

Aug 29, 2016

Md. doctor surrenders license after sex-for-drugs claims

A Maryland doctor surrendered his medical license last month after allegations of sexual misconduct, including demanding sex from patients in exchange for writing prescriptions for opioids and other controlled, dangerous substances. Dr. Joseph C. Randall Jr., who practiced internal medicine at the Annapolis office of Potomac Physicians, was charged by the State Board of Physicians […]

Mar 6, 2013

Regent who resigned had medical license suspended

A member of the Maryland Board of Regents who resigned last month had his license to practice medicine suspended about a week before he resigned. Dr. John Young’s license was suspended by the Maryland State Board of Physicians on Feb. 13. He was suspended for administering a drug to treat autistic children without examining and […]

Dec 8, 2011

Week in review: 12/9/11

City swears in Rawlings-Blake Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake delivers her inaugural address Tuesday as Baltimore mayor’s after being elected to a full four-year term in November. The former City Council president has served as mayor since February 2010, when she replaced Sheila Dixon, who resigned. In her speech, Rawlings-Blake said she wants to attract 10,000 new families […]

Aug 31, 2011

First up: Challenge to doctor’s sanction

A lawyer whose attempt to reschedule a Case Resolution Conference landed his client in hot water with the Maryland State Board of Physicians argued Wednesday in the Court of Appeals that the sanction should be reversed. Dr. Charles Y. Kim, an obstetrician and gynecologist, was fined $5,000 and put on administrative probation for six months […]

Mar 27, 2011

Md. prescription pill bill gaining momentum

By October 2009, the Maryland State Board of Physicians had heard numerous complaints from pharmacists across the state about abusive prescription practices. So news that came late that month about Dr. Nicola Tauraso overprescribing the pain killer oxycodone — an addictive and often-abused synthetic opiate — from a barn he owned in Frederick came as […]

Jan 23, 2011

Court of Appeals says doctor cannot ignore subpoena

A doctor’s desire to protect his patients’ confidentiality does not enable him to essentially ignore a state licensing board’s subpoena for documents during an investigation of the treatment he provided, Maryland’s top court ruled Friday. In a 4-3 decision, the Court of Appeals said Maryland law required psychiatrist Harold I. Eist to acknowledge receipt of […]

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