DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS 

 

Docket 2009-01:

 

     Violation(s): 

17-101-305(a)(11) “Unprofessional Conduct” and Board Regulation 9A entitled “Record Keeping” 

     Board Order:    

Four (4) hours of continuing education in the field of record keeping prior to May 12, 2009; furnish copies of two patient records per month for a period of six (6) months; furnish monthly copies of controlled drug log for a period of six (6) months beginning on June 1, 2009

 

     Disposition:

Consent Agreement accepted; CE was obtained on February 28, 2009  

Docket 2009-04:

 

     Violation(s):  

17-101-305(a)(11) and Board Regulation 8A(10)(d) entitled “Inspection and Minimum Standards of Practice” – patient radiographs were not properly identified with permanent identification tags

     Board Order: 

Fine in the amount of $500

 

    Final Disposition:   

Consent Agreement accepted and fine paid  

 

Docket 2009-05: 

    Violation(s):

17-101-305(a)(11) “Unprofessional Conduct” and Board Regulation 9A entitled “Record Keeping”

    Board Order:    

Four (4) hours of continuing education in the field of record keeping prior to May 12, 009; furnish copies of two patient records per month for a period of six (6) months; furnish monthly copies of controlled drug log for        a period of six (6) months 

    Disposition: 

Consent Agreement accepted

 

 

Docket 2009:09: 

     Violation(s):  

17-101-305(a)(15) – performing a surgical procedure without the consent of the owner

     Board Order:                

Ten (10) hours of continuing education in the field of “Practice Management – Client Communication” and ten (10) hours in the area of “Diagnostic Veterinary Medicine & General Surgery” prior to October 31,2009 (in addition to the required 20 hours – a total of 40 hours)

 

2008 CASES

Docket 2008-01:

    Violation(s):

17-101-305(a)(11) – “Unprofessional Conduct” and Regulation “19F” for failure to care and “19O” for conduct reflecting unfavorably on the profession, and “9A(7) entitled “Record Keeping”

    Board Order:

Fine in the amount of $500; six (6)hours of continuing education in the field of critical care and six (6) hours in the field of record keeping for 2009 license renewal (in addition to the required 20 hours – a total of 32 hours)

    Disposition:

Consent Agreement accepted; fine due by July 4, 2008.

Docket 2008-07:

    Violation(s):

17-101-305(a)(11) - :Unprofessional Conduct” – Regulation “19O” for conduct reflecting unfavorably upon the profession

    Board Order:

Fine in the amount of $100

    Disposition:

Consent Agreement accepted

Docket 2008-08:

    Violation(s):

17-101-305(a)(11) – “Unprofessional Conduct” – Regulation “9A(7)” entitled “Record Keeping”.

    Disposition:

Consent Agreement accepted and fine paid 

Docket 2008-14: 

    Violation(s):  

17-101-305(a)(11) “Unprofessional Conduct” and Board Regulation 9A entitled “Record Keeping” 

    Board Order:   

Four (4) hours of continuing education in the field of record keeping for 2009 renewal (in addition to the required 20 hours – a total of 24 hours) 

    Disposition: 

Licensee signed the Consent Agreement on May 1,2008. 

Docket 2008-15:            Informal Hearing 

    Violation(s):    

17-101-305(a)(11) – “Unprofessional Conduct” – Regulation “9A” entitled “Record Keeping” and “10A” entitled “Prescription Drugs” 

    Board Order:  

Four (4) hours of continuing education in the area of record keeping and prescription labeling for 2009 license renewal (in addition to the required 20 hours – a total of 24 hours) 

    Disposition:  

Licensee advised he would accept the Board’s decision during the hearing 

Docket 2008-22: 

    Violation(s):  

17-101-305(a)(11) – “Unprofessional Conduct” – Regulation “9A” entitled “Record Keeping” 

    Board Order:  

Four (4) hours of continuing education in the area of record keeping for 2009 license renewal (in addition to the required 20 hours – a total of 24 hours) 

    Disposition: 

Consent Agreement accepted by the licensee 

Docket 2008-27: 

    Violation(s): 

17-101-305(a)(11) – “Unprofessional Conduct” – Regulation “19F” (failure to render generally accepted care through design or neglect and “19O” (conduct reflecting unfavorably upon the profession) 

    Board Order: 

Letter of Reprimand in the form of a Consent Agreement 

    Disposition:  

Consent Agreement accepted by the licensee 

 

2007 CASES

Docket 2007-02:

Violation(s):

Board Order:Fined $500; successfully pass the Written State Board Jurisprudence Exam on June 20, 2007 and speak to the applicants on the subject of having a proper veterinarian-client-patient relationship when issuing prescriptions.

Disposition:The licensee met all the requirements set forth by the Board in the Consent Agreement and the case is considered closed.

Docket 2007-04:

Violation(s):

Board Order: Six (6) hours of continuing education in the area of record keeping for 2008 license renewal (in addition to the required 20 hours – a total of 26 hours); furnish monthly copies of controlled drug log for a period of six months; furnish two (2) examples of patient records for a period of six months.

Disposition: Licensee accepted the Consent Agreement but failed to furnish the Reports to the Board in the time allotted.

Docket 2007-04: Second Violation

Violation(s):

Board Order: Fine in the amount of $1000.

Disposition: Consent Agreement signed and fine paid.

Docket 2007-12:

Violation(s):

Board Order: Fine in the amount of $1000.

Disposition: Licensee signed Consent Agreement and paid the fine. Case closed.

Docket 2007-21:

Violation(s):

Board Order: Licensee shall not work as a veterinarian and shall not be present in a veterinary clinic until authorized by the Board.

Disposition: Licensee accepted the Temporary Consent Order on 07/18/07. On 11/07/07 the licensee submitted a plan under which the practice of veterinary medicine could resume. Because of a previous history with drug problems, the Consent Order was not amended.

Docket 2007-22:

Violation(s):

Board Order: Fine in the amount of $4000; successfully pass the Written State Board Jurisprudence Exam on June 17, 2008; placed on probation for a period Of three (3) years

Disposition: Consent Agreement signed on 09/26/07 and fine paid.

Docket 2007-23:

Violation(s):

Board Order: Fine in the amount of $500; four (4) hours of continuing education in the field of GI disorders for 2008 renewal (in addition to the required 20 hours – a total of 24 hours)

Disposition: Licensee signed the Consent Agreement and paid the fine.

2006 Cases

Docket 2006-04: Formal Hearing

Violation(s):

Board Action: Placed on probation for 10 years; ordered to submit to an evaluation to ascertain competence in the practice of veterinary medicine; fined $5000; ordered to obtain 4 hours of CE in the area of record keeping and 16 hours in the field of wound care; refer all future patients requiring a radiograph.

Disposition: The licensee appealed and the court upheld the Board’s decision. The veterinarian did not renew in 2007 and the Board considered the matter closed in June of 2007.

Docket 2006-10: Formal Hearing

Violation(s):

Board Action: License suspended for a minimum of six (6) months

Disposition: On appeal by the licensee

Docket 2006-20: Informal Hearing

Violation(s):

Board Order:Fined $500; complete 16 hours of continuing education in trauma and Emergency surgery and four (4) hours in record keeping for 2008 renewal (in addition to the required 20 hours - a total of 40 hours)

Disposition:Consent Agreements accepted by both licensees.

Docket 2006-29:

Board Action: License summarily suspended pending a formal hearing because an imminent threat to the public health, safety and welfare.

Disposition: License to practice veterinary medicine and DEA registration voluntarily surrendered; pled guilty in court to possession of meth, possession of marijuana and maintaining drug premises (house); must complete probation period with the court before the Board will consider re-application.

Location
AR Veterinary Board
P.O. Box 8505
Little Rock, AR 72215
Ph:501-224-2836
Fax:501-224-1100