David C. Allen – Substance Abuse
Suspension Stayed on 3/01/2012 if compliant
PREVIOUS ACTIONS TAKEN:
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