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Medical board reprimands three local physicians

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The Virginia Board of Medicine says two local doctors and a physicians assistant pre-signed blank prescription forms for a nursing home.

By Staff Reports

The Virginia Board of Medicine reports that three physicians practicing in the Twin Counties were reprimanded for pre-signing multiple blank prescriptions for a nursing home, in violation of state code.
The prescriptions were to be used only for emergencies, but were “not dated or signed by [the doctors] on the day when issued, as required by the Code [of Virginia],” the board found.
The board issued the reprimands in June 2012. All three physicians are still permitted to practice medicine, and their licenses were not revoked or suspended.


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