Medical Board Gives Santa Ana Doctor Accused Of Gross Negligence 8 Years Probation
According to the California Medical Board’s legal documents, Dr. Kent Lehman prescribed high doses of opiates to 20 patients without properly examining them.
Orange County Register:
Santa Ana Doctor Disciplined For Third Time, Restricted From Prescribing Narcotics
A Santa Ana doctor, accused of prescribing dangerous drugs without a medical reason, has been placed on probation for eight years by the California Medical Board and has been restricted in what medications he can prescribe, according to legal documents. Dr. Kent Lehman reached the settlement with the board after he also was accused of gross negligence, prescribing without a proper physical exam and inadequate record keeping. He is not allowed to prescribe certain controlled substances, including narcotics. His Orange attorney William Behrndt did not return phone calls seeking comment on Tuesday. (Perkes, 11/22)