State issues charge against psychiatrist Peter Cotsirilos for practice and prescribing irregularities

June 22, 2012

On March 20, 2012, the Medical Board of California issued an Accusation against psychiatrist Peter J. Cotsirilos excessive prescribing, gross negligence, prescribing to an addict and failure to maintain adequate records. The Board’s document describes Cotsirilos’ treatment of four patients, to whom he prescribed controlled, dangerous drugs and in all or most of the cases failed to coordinate with or contact the patients’ prior treating physicians; prescribed excessively high doses of drugs; failed to conduct random urine screens or other tests which would have detected the presence of non-prescribed drugs, etc.; prescribed to patients with prior or know addiction or dependence and prescribed without justification.

Source: Accusation in the Matter of the Accusation Against Peter J. Cotsirilos, M.D., License No. G 66322, Case No. 02-2010-207588, Medical Board of California.



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