Dr Mark Midei's medical license revoked
July 13, 2011
The Maryland Medical Board has concluded its review of Dr Mark Midei, deciding to revoke his license, calling his violations of the Medical Practice Act "repeated and serious."
The disciplinary actions alert published on the board's website today notes that the board will not accept any application for reinstatement by Midei for at least two years. At that time, it is up to the board whether it will consider reinstatement of his license.
As previously reported by heartwire, Midei is alleged to have implanted hundreds of unneeded stents when he worked at St Joseph Medical Center in Towson, MD. The imbroglio was ultimately taken up by the US Senate Finance Committee, which issued a damning report back in December 2010.
For years, however, watchers have been waiting to hear what the Maryland Board of Physicians concluded, having charged Midei with violating the Medical Practice Act back in July 2010, focusing specifically on five patients it was alleged may have received stents unnecessarily. A subsequent seven-day hearing before an administrative law judge (ALJ) led to her issuing a 77-page "proposed decision" that Midei have his license revoked for having violated five provisions of the act, specifically those prohibiting:
* Unprofessional conduct in the practice of medicine.
* Willfully making a false report or record in the practice of medicine.
* Gross overutilization of health care services.
* Violations of the standard of quality care.
* Failure to keep adequate records...