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Officials say public health is at risk when they revoke or suspend a physician’s license and weeks pass before the action takes effect. But since 2015, the Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office has been mandated to review and approve every disciplinary action taken by the state licensure boards. 

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Regulations are making it difficult for the Tulsa City-County Health Department to continue with procedures it has provided for decades, including immunizations, officials said.

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An Edmond doctor charged with four counts of sexual battery has agreed to stop practicing medicine until the state medical licensure board holds a hearing to consider whether to suspend his license.

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The number of doctors in Oklahoma is increasing, though some claim that lawsuit reform is needed because many are leaving the state.

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Oklahoma's medical board ranks among the top 10 in the country for its effectiveness in disciplining doctors, according to an annual report published by Public Citizen, a national nonprofit consumer advocacy group.

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Since 2000, the Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision has disciplined more than 300 doctors. Most of the time, the state places the practitioners on probation. Sometimes it revokes their licenses.

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Substance abuse is a leading cause of complaints and disciplinary action against Oklahoma doctors and nurses. But systems in place to help them recover have high success rates some think could be used as a model to assist other addicts.

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An Oklahoma City surgeon who made international headlines several years ago after performing a risky operation that left a young Russian boy brain dead has agreed not to practice medicine while under investigation by state medical officials, The Associated Press has learned.

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OKLAHOMA CITY -- Doctors in Oklahoma face serious disciplinary action more frequently than their counterparts in other states, according to a …

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision has revoked the medical license of a Lawton doctor who is accuse…

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Dr. Ambrose Solano, an internal

medicine physician with Hillcrest

HealthCare System, has had his license suspended indefinitely by the

Oklahoma State Board of Licensure

and Supervision.

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Sometimes the people who are arrested for prescription drug fraud are the same

doctors and nurses who are bound by law and profession to protect their patients from

the drugs.

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The Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision has dismissed a case against Dr. Robert

Wright, who was accused of violating patient confidentiality by talking to a Tulsa World reporter.

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