Arizona Psychiatrist Rajeev Billing Surrenders Medical License Following Narcotics Conviction

December 7, 2020

On October 9, 2020 the Arizona Medical Board accepted the surrender of the medical license of psychiatrist/addiction medicine specialist Rajeev Singh Billing. 

Singh was arrested on February 4, 2020 after allegedly smokingd marijuana and ingesting cocaine with a patient with whom he developed a friendship, according to court documents.

Billing was subsequently fired by his employer, 2nd Chance Treatment Centers. 

Billing allegedly first offered the patient marijuana and alcohol while the two hung out at his home watching boxing matches in December 2019, according to court documents. The patient initially declined because of worry of failing a drug test and not receiving substance abuse medication, according to court documents. Billing allegedly told the patient he would delay a drug test in order to make sure the drugs were out of the patient’s system, according to court documents. The patient then allegedly agreed to and partook in smoking marijuana, court documents say. Billing and the patient later went to a strip club and allegedly smoked more marijuana before returning to his home and ingesting cocaine, according to court documents. Billing also allegedly gave the patient oxycodone, according to court documents.

A search warrant executed at Billings’ home on Jan. 17 turned up marijuana, drug paraphernalia for marijuana and cocaine, and three prescription bottles, court documents say.

On August 27, 2020, Billing pleaded guilty in Maricopa County Superior Court to Attempt to Commit Narcotic Drug Possession/Use--a Class 5 felony. The court sentenced him to terms and conditions of probation which included the surrender of his medical license. 

Source: “Phoenix addiction doctor arrested after allegedly doing drugs with patient,” KTAR News 92.3 (Phoenix, AZ), January 29, 2020. URL: https://ktar.com/story/2947671/phoenix-addiction-doctor-arrested-after-allegedly-doing-drugs-with-patient/ and Order for Surrender of License and Consent to the Same in the Matter of Rajeev Billing, M.D., lic. #55813, Arizona Medical Board, Oct. 9, 2020, URL: https://azbomprod.azmd.gov/Repository//0/0/5/1/9b8af8a6-c3a4-4fba-8af1-a1ee91b8b4c6.pdf 

Comments

No comments.

Post your own comment here:


Name
(public)
Email
(private)
Your Comment