Francis B. Fernandes – Miscellaneous

Francis B. Fernandes – Unjustifiable Prescriptions/Miscellaneous           

ACTIONS TAKEN:

Permanent Letter of Surrender 2/23/2012

Suspension Affirmed 7/6/2011

Summary Suspension 4/4/2011

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

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