My doctor was arrested, is he still allowed to prescribe medicine? For how long?
My doctor was arrested and charged with trafficking Hydrocodone. They are accusing him of being a pill mill (a doctor who prescribes pain meds without actual need). As far as I know he isn’t just handing them out. He seemed very legit and made sure I had an actual injury before prescribing pain medication.
So within the last month he was charged and arrested. I called the office when I saw it on the news a few days later, and they said the office was still open and operating. I didn’t ask specifically if he is still allowed to prescribe my meds.
So if he was arrested, does he automatically get his ability to prescribe pain meds taken away? I would assume he would have to go to court and be found guilty before his license is revoked. I just want to know if I should show up at my next appointment and pay the money like normal, or find a new doctor. I cant afford to pay the visit fee if he cannot prescribe my pain medicine.
Does anyone have any insight on this? Specifically the law about it. Is he innocent until proven guilty? Is there a website I can check to see if his license is still good? Also, am I doing anything wrong by seeing him? I mean I have an injury, I am in pain, and I have MRI‘s to prove it. I hope I don’t get in any trouble for seeing him.
I am in the state of Florida.
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