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Kan. to rule on doctor's license in abortion case

Published on -4/13/2012, 8:59 AM

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- Kansas regulators are considering whether a doctor should lose her license over allegations of substandard care for young patients she referred to the late Dr. George Tiller for late-term abortions.

The State Board of Healing Arts was scheduled to meet Friday to review an administrative judge's order revoking the license of Dr. Ann Kristin Neuhaus, from Nortonville in northeast Kansas.

The judge's February order concluded that Neuhaus performed inadequate mental health exams in 2003 on 11 patients, aged 10 to 18. Neuhaus provided the second medical opinion Tiller needed under Kansas law to perform the late-term abortions at his Wichita clinic.

Neuhaus argues her exams met accepted standards of care. The board must decide whether to accept the judge's order and revoke Neuhaus' license.

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