If you are a medical practitioner, you must act accordingly and abide by the state laws and issuances of the Board. Following and abiding by by-laws could prevent you from having to face such cases. But if you will behave such trouble; it is better to hire a dental attorney to help you.
On or about February 18, 2014, and continuing through on or about May 25, 2015, the dentist in Denton, Texas used fraud, deceit, misrepresentation, or subterfuge in the writing prescriptions for controlled substances, in that the individuals were not patients of the dental practices where the dentist was employed. Additionally, some of the prescriptions were written on a stolen prescription pad and involved controlled substances or dangerous drugs not approved for use in the practice of dentistry. The circumstances are described below:
Between on or about September 9, 2014, and on or about September 18, 2014, the dentist used the prescriptions pad of another, without his knowledge or permission, to write prescriptions for an individual. For the following controlled substances: Viagra (38 tablets), Xanax (40 tablets), and Norco (40 tablets). At the time the dentist wrote the prescriptions, the individual was not a patient of the dental office and the prescriptions included those that have no approved use in the practice of dentistry.
On or about September 9, 2014, the dentist wrote prescriptions, on the prescription pad of another, without his knowledge or permission, for another individual for the following controlled substance: Xanax (20 tablets). At the time the dentist wrote the prescriptions, the second individual was also not a patient of the dental office and the prescription had no approved use in the practice of dentistry.
The circumstances of the conviction were that on or about September 25, 2014, the dentist was arrested and charged with violations of the Texas Health and Safety; Possession of a controlled substance for sale; Issue/fill illegal controlled substance prescriptions; Filing a false police report. Initially, the dentist had filed a police report alleging that he was robbed at gunpoint, kidnapped, his car was stolen and he was forced to withdraw money from his ATM, and write illegal prescriptions for two suspects who were referred as the individuals on the above-mentioned incidents. The dentist subsequently admitted to the police that he knew them and had “partied” with them previously. He further explained that he had written illegal prescriptions that he traded for methamphetamine.
The dentist’s dental license was put into disciplinary action. The dentist had engaged in conduct that would have warranted the denial of his license. But the dentist’s dental license was revoked based on substantially related conviction, quality of care issues, and failing to follow infection control guidelines.
This happens because the dentist failed to hire and consult a dental attorney for help regarding the case he was facing.
The dentist’s bad situation could have never got worst and would not have ended in license revocation if he seeks the help of an expert. Having a dental attorney could be a game-changer and the result would have been favorable to the dentist.
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