Court upholds medical license revocation for Oklahoma doctor
The Associated Press - September 19, 2017 10:00 am
TULSA, Okla. (AP) – An appeals court has upheld a decision to revoke the medical license of a Tulsa doctor accused of overprescribing drugs and practicing medicine while under the influence of alcohol or opioids.
The Oklahoman reports the state Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision revoked Tamerlane Rozsa’s license and fined her $30,000 in November 2015. The board says she was one of the doctors who issued the most prescriptions for controlled dangerous substances in Oklahoma.
Rozsa appealed the decision, saying legislation regarding overprescribing is unconstitutionally vague and that the fine was excessive.
The Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals ruled that evidence indicates Rozsa gave prescriptions to drug dealers and abusers.
Rozsa’s attorney says his client can take the case back to the court of civil appeals or to the Oklahoma Supreme Court.