Doctor Loses License After False Claim of Cyberattack on Medical Records

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Jan 22, 2024 | 0 Comments

A physician's license to practice medicine is his or her most valuable asset. It is the key to a successful career after years of study, determination, and hard work. Doctors take their licenses seriously, and so do state medical boards. State boards will not hesitate to bring disciplinary action against anyone who is suspected of any kind of misconduct. An Oklahoma doctor recently learned this after the state medical board accused her of unprofessional conduct and suspended her license after she falsely claimed patient records were unavailable due to a cyberattack.

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Seventy Complaints Were Filed Against Oklahoma Doctor

According to an order issued by the Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision, Dr. Amy Liebl Darter agreed to the suspension of her license after the state received more than 70 complaints about her. The majority of the complaints concerned patients who were unable to obtain copies of their medical records from Darter, whose practice focuses on the treatment of allergies. When contacted by the board about the complaints, Darter said she could not access patient records due to a cyberattack.

The board contacted the third-party company that managed Darter's patient records and learned that no cyberattack had taken place and the records were available, the order said. Upon further investigation into the matter by the board, Darter made “unverified, troubling, and incredible statements regarding further targeting of herself, her practice, and her family,” the order said.

Oklahoma accused Darter of unprofessional conduct, and she agreed that the board could find her guilty of the allegations, according to the order. Darter also agreed to the suspension of her license. The suspension will remain in effect until she undergoes a mental health evaluation and a drug and alcohol evaluation, the board's order said.

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A license to practice medicine can be called into question in any number of situations. No one wants this to happen, of course, but sometimes it does. If you or a family member are a medical professional and your license is in jeopardy, you must take the accusations seriously, even if you think they are baseless. One allegation of wrongdoing can throw your world into a tailspin. You need a strong defense, and the Lento Law Firm and its experienced Professional License Defense Team can help you fight for your license. We can assist you regardless of your location. Reach out to us at 888-535-3686 or fill out this form online.

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