Washington medical board charges psychiatrist Kevin Sloan with prescribing violation
February 6, 2009
The Washington Department of Health Medical Quality Assurance Commission issued a “Statement of Charges” on psychiatrist Kevin Sloan, alleging that he prescribed below the standard of care in prescribing narcotic pain medications for a patient. Specifically, he wrote eight prescriptions for injectable meperidine (Demerol) and nine prescriptions for methadone for patient though he was aware that other health care providers wrote prescriptions for the patient for injectable meperidine, which she routinely exhausted.
(Statement of Charges, No. M2008-118032, In the Matter of Kevin Sloan, M.D., License No. MD00029132, State of Washington Department of Health Medical Quality Assurance Commission, Filed February 6, 2008.)
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