Marijuana doctor reprimanded in Maine

September 16th, 2014 by admin Leave a reply »

AUGUSTA, Maine – A doctor who held a marijuana clinic at a hotel and failed to adequately document examinations has been reprimanded by the board that licenses physicians in Maine.

The board announced Monday that Dr. William Ortiz accepted a consent agreement in which he’s paying a $2,000 fine and reimbursing the Board of Licensure in Medicine $1,412 for its investigation.

The board said Ortiz saw 59 patients during a “medical seminar” at an Orono hotel in March 2013 but that there was no documentation of an exam for 44 of them. It also said he kept odd hours, including 3 a.m. appointments.

Ortiz, who has been licensed in Maine since 2012, agreed not to engage in the conduct in the future. Ortiz’s practice has offices in Caribou, Maine, and in Holyoke, Mass.

Article source: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/marijuana-doctor-reprimanded-in-maine/

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