Missouri psychiatrist charged sex with patients in Kansas

Postland's former Park psychiatrist continues to practice in Missouri after being suspended in Kansas and undertaking an investigation by the state medical board.

The Boston Board of Healing Arts has suspended Brian Patrick Lahey's license in July due to drug use, and was looking for allegations of having sex with patients and opiates and other controlled substances.

The reasons for restoring suspension were made in the board's public documents. But unreported documents supplied to Star this month have shown that the board has suspended it to test positively on marijuana and amphetamines during the drug screenings it would have due to the breach of a defense order granted to his former wife together. The documents also show that the board launched an investigation in June in relation to the allegations of sexual disorders and dangerous orders.

Lahey, 42, rejected these allegations in written answers that he submitted as part of the investigation.

Kathleen Selzler Lippert, executive director of the board, rejected whether that investigation is ongoing, but said that Lahey's Kansas license is still suspended. She also reported that her suspension was reported to the Data Databases for Practitioners, a federal federal government information database and the Federation of State Medical Boards, a nonprofit organization.

But Lahey is fully licensed in Missouri.

Lori Croy, a spokesman for the medical board of that state, rejected why he had not taken any action on the drug suspension, or was aware of the other allegations.

"The only information you can provide you at this time is that Missouri Dr Lahey's license is active and will expire on January 31, 2020," Croy said by email. "There is no public control over its license (Missouri)."

Lahey did not answer a phone message from The Star. His solicitor, Nancy Crawford, refused to comment.

With the work of the nation of state medical boards, disciplinary acts in other states are easy to identify. This is a problem especially in metropolitan areas that fall within two states, such as Kansas City.

Lahey left to practice Overland Park at the end of July. And he is no longer affiliated with the Northwest Medical Center, about 90 minutes north of Kansas City in Albany, Mo., an employee said. But he is looking at patients in a nearby doctor's office. A message that left that office was not returned.

Johnson County records show that Lahey has been causing a breach of the defense order of a former wife in 2017. The subsequent charges were reduced to unordered behavior. He pleaded any competition and was imprisoned 30 days, but the sentence was suspended.

According to state documents provided for The Star, Lahey told the Kansas medical board investigators that he had a look to shout with his old wife at work, but he did not know that there was a breach of the defense order as because he was thinking he had only restrained from going to his house.

After his arrest, he was released on a band but had to apply for a drug test. Twenty months over an eight-month period he positively declared cannabis and amphetamines – he said of Adderall recipe. According to the Kansas medical board, Lahey "used marijuana on duty and actively working."

The board suspended it, and investigated allegations of misconduct with a patient who subsequently became a co-op.

According to complaints filed by a social worker, a human sister and a friend, Lahey stood with the woman when dealing with her son of 10 years. He later began to deal with her for mental health issues related to her father's death and her husband's serious illness. Ultimately the sexual relations came, although the accounts have a variety of when.

According to the complaints, Lahey employs the woman to work in her office and ordered her opioid painkillers to calm her. Many complaints say that the woman is overcrowded on the pipes and that an ambulance should be added to the emergency room. She lasted.

Lahey told researchers who did not act as a women's psychiatrist when they were romanticly involved, but he occasionally changed their prescription when it was falling after a time. "

Lahey was also accused of having sexual relations with two other patients. He told investigators that he never had a romantic relationship with one of them and that no other person had sex ", who is already a patient."

He stated that he had prescribed opioids for patients who were having mental health conditions such as bipolar disorders or acute anxiety, but it was always for legitimate clinical reasons. Some patients, he said, rely on the drugs already when they came to see it.

"In 2010, I started dealing with patients in private practice regarding opiate dependence," wrote Lahey. "I have a few patients with whom I was managing their chronic pain (from chronic conditions) with opiates – without raising or complicating a significant dose."

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel / MedPage investigated today at least 500 physicians throughout the country last year but were practicing a clean record for one another for several reasons. State medical boards are not aware of allegations elsewhere, and even when they are, they can take months or even years to act.

Chester Stone, Emporia's doctor, who was licensed in Kansas, was revoked in July for having sex with a patient, still had a license to practice in Missouri until last month, when he volunteered.

Doctors usually need to report disciplinary actions from other states when they apply to renew their license, but they do not always do it.

In March 2018, the Healing Arts Profession of the Healing Everette Sitzman organization was successful in writing on its renewal application 2016-2017 that no other state had control over its previous renewal, although it was Taxes and fine $ 500 in Kansas less than a year ago.

The board of Kansas Sitzman was fine for losing his clinical privileges at Shawnee's Mission Medical Center due to lost appointments, delays in writing patient notes and patient patient medication errors.

The Federation of Medical Medical Boards maintains a website, DocInfo.org, which allows patients to search for all states licensed by their doctors and to find out if they are disciplined.

But the site is time to update, and the medical boards do not have the power to search for their thousands of doctors regularly.

The Practitioner Data Data Bank has an "ongoing question" element that allows state medical boards to automatically check for new disciplinary actions against their doctors in other states every 24 hours. But the Journal-Sentinel / MedPage Today investigation found that a few states are being used.

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