Kansas psychiatrist among doctors reprimanded in one state but in good standing in another state

March 29, 2018

According to an investigation recently published by the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel and the website MedPage Today, there are approximately 500 doctors who have been disciplined in one state but have a clean license in at least one other.  The investigation determined there's no reliable national repository of public information on physicians' licenses.

The Kansas City Star ran a story on this, giving an example of psychiatrist Brian Barash.  The Star found this his Kansas license page has no information at all about a public reprimand he got from the Missouri board in 2006.

The Missouri licensing board found that in the early 2000s, Barash pre-signed blank prescription forms for patients being seen by an advanced practice nurse who worked with him at Comprehensive Psychiatric Associates.

One of those patients had to be hospitalized after overdosing on Klonopin, a controlled substance.

In addition to publicly reprimanding Barash, the Missouri board required him to get more training.

SOURCE: Andy Marso, "Doc was sued for malpractice 13 times in Illinois. He's in 'good standing' in Missouri," The Kansas City Star, 25 Mar 2018, http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/health-care/article205352034.html. 


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