Dr. William Crittenden - Unjustifiable Prescriptions

DR. WILLIAM J. CRITTENDEN, III

ACTION TAKEN

Summary suspension affirmed 4/13/2012

Summary suspension 3/29/2012

BOARD AWARE OF ISSUE

Notified by police 4/13/2011

QUOTES FROM DISCIPLINARY ACTION DOCUMENTS

--"The Board determined that there exists a substantial likelihood of a risk of serious harm to the public health, safety and welfare in the physician's continued practice."

--"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 prescribing of high-doses of narcotic medications."

--"Reviewers concluded that the Respondent: Prescribed high doses of narcotics without verifying patients' self-reported medical history and narcotic use by obtaining and documenting patients' prior medical records, to include information such as previous work-up, previous treatment, referral notes, specialty notes, or other notes, to justify and support such prescribing.  Prescribed high doses of narcotics and benzodiapzepines despite obvious red flags, such as patients being from out of state with no verified medical history and making cash payments only."

TIME LAG ON ACTION

11 MONTHS

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