David C. Allen – Substance Abuse

David C. Allen – Substance Abuse

ACTIONS TAKEN:    

Suspension Stayed on 3/01/2012 if compliant  
 

Summary Suspension Affirmed - 3/14/2011

Summary Suspension - 3/1/2011

PREVIOUS ACTIONS TAKEN:

Termination of Probation – 12/4/2008

Reinstated/Probation (5 yrs) - 9/4/2003

Surrender – 4/11/2001

Summary Suspension 12/11/2000

BOARD AWARE OF ISSUE:

Report of Disciplinary Action from Hospital 10/12/2010

QUOTES FROM DISCIPLINARY ACTION DOCUMENTS:
 

--"The Board determined that the physician's substance abuse issues will be appropriately treated and monitored through the Maryland Physician Rehabilitation Program"

--"During the Respondent's shift hospital staff observed that he had been searching through the sharps container on multiple occasions, had slurred and measured speech, had an unsteady gait, and had bumped into the wall while walking…the Respondent stated that he had been looking for hydralazine and zofran vials to use in a scale model railroad he that he works on as a hobby."

--"The Board determined that the physician's conduct constituted a substantial likelihood of a risk of serious harm to the public health, safety and welfare based on the physician's substance abuse issues."

TIME LAG ON ACTION:

ABOUT 5 MONTHS

Prior Actions:

Letter of Surrender - 05-23-2001

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