Francis B. Fernandes – Unjustifiable Prescriptions/Miscellaneous
Permanent Letter of Surrender 2/23/2012
BOARD AWARE OF ISSUE:
DEA notified Board 10/21/2010
QUOTES FROM DISCIPLINARY ACTION DOCUMENTS:
--"Permanent Letter of Surrender. The physician decided to surrender his license for health reasons and to avoid further discipline."
--"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 organic brain condition that affects his cognitive abilities and judgment."
--"Pharmacist A reported that patients with addresses in Tennessee were presenting narcotics prescriptions written by the Respondent to be filled at her pharmacy at least every other day."
TIME LAG ON ACTION:
ABOUT 6 MONTHS