Phyllis K. Barson – Unjustifiable Prescriptions
BOARD AWARE OF ISSUE:
Insurance complaint 2/9/2009
QUOTES FROM DISCIPLINARY ACTION DOCUMENTS:
--"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, including but not limited to, a review of her care and treatment of twelve patients in her pain management practice."
--"The Respondent regularly prescribed opioid medications for extended periods of time –often years—without an accompanying office visit or physical assessment. When re-filling prescriptions for narcotics, the Respondent relied only on subjective information provided by the patients on pre-printed forms that were mailed to the Respondent's home address with a $25.00 check."
TIME LAG ON ACTION:
1 YEAR, 11 MONTHS