State medical board reprimands psychiatrist Dayna D. Hughes
November 24, 2010
On September 17, 2010, the South Carolina State Board of Medical Examiners issued a Final Order, reprimanding psychiatrist Dayna D. Hughes for violating a federal, state or local law involving drugs; engaging in habitual or excessive use or abuse of a controlled substance and committing unprofessional conduct.
According to the Board’s Order, Hughes wrote three fraudulent prescriptions for the stimulant drug Adderall, a controlled substance.
The prescriptions were written in the name of a person from her home state of Arkansas, where she had previously lived and practiced, despite not holding a controlled substance registration in the state of South Carolina.
Hughes was arrested in December 2009 by the state Bureau of Drug Control on three counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud.
Source: Final Order in the Matter of Dayna D. Hughes, M.D.O., Medical License No. 31590, Case No. 2009-0346, South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation, Before the South Carolina State Board of Medical Examiners.
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