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Press Release of Board Disciplinary Actions Between March 12 and May 11, 2019, and Previous Press Releases

Actions related to Alfred Viggo Anderson, M.D., Herbert William Jones, M.D., Matthew Robert Charles Kamper, M.D., Joseph David Meyer, M.D., Joseph M. G. Sierra, M.D., Deidre J. Solberg, M.D., and Paul Wayne Sperduto, M.D.

Press Release of Board Disciplinary Actions Between January 19 and March 12, 2019, and Previous Press Releases

Actions related to Courtney Von Freeman, P.A., and Dr. Elena Lev Polukhin.  

Press Release of Board Disciplinary Actions Between November 10 and January 18, 2019, and Previous Press Releases

Actions related to Bradley R. Bangtson, M.D., Paula A. Bernini Feigal, L.T.M., Thomas L. Evans, M.D., David D. Gulden, M.D., and Deidre J. Solberg.  

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Fee Increase for Criminal Background Check
Minnesota Statute § 214.075 requires that all new applicants for licensure must complete a fingerprint-based criminal background check (CBC). Effective January 1, 2019, the fee for the required criminal background check will increase to 33.25. Applications received on or after this date must include the $33.25 CBC fee. Please contact the CBC office to make an appointment after receipt of the CBC information packet. Please see the CBC website at https://mn.gov/boards/cbc/ for more details.

Press Release of Board Disciplinary Actions November 10 and November 19, 2018, and Previous Press Releases
Actions related to Charles T. Ellis, M.D., Stanley C. Gallagher, D.O., Aviel L. Goodman, M.D., Robert D. Kingsbury, M.D., David W. Larson, R.T., Jesse T. Peterson, L.Ac., Janet M. Schmitt, M.D., and Colin Sullivan, P.A.  

Notice of Appointments by Governor Dayton (Click for Press Release)
Effective September 19, 2018, 
Cheryl Bailey, M.D., has been appointed to the Board as a physician member, Board term September 19, 2018 through January 4, 2021.  Dr. Bailey replaces Mark Eggen, M.D.  Hugh Renier, M.D., FAAFP, was appointed to the Board as a physician member, Board term September 19, 2018 through January 3, 2022.  Dr. Renier replaces Jon Thomas, M.D., M.B.A.   John (Jake) Manahan, J.D., and Stuart Williams, J.D., have been appointed as public members to the Board, Board term September 19, 2018 through January 3, 2022.  Mr. Manahan replaces V. John Ella, J.D., and Mr. Williams replaces Kelli Johnson, Ph.D.     

Boards Adopt Joint Statement on the Prescribing of Opioid Antagonists
The Boards of Medical Practice, Nursing and Pharmacy have collaboratively developed and adopted a Joint Statement on the Prescribing of Opioid Antagonists in response to the increasing use, misuse and overdose deaths related to opioids.


IMPORTANT NOTICE:  Mandatory Criminal Background Check for Athletic Trainer Initial Licensure
Minnesota Statute § 214.075 requires that all new applicants for licensure must complete a fingerprint-based criminal background check (CBC).  The Board of Medical Practice will begin implementing mandatory CBCs for all athletic trainers applying for initial licensure on or after July 1, 2018.  Applications received on or after this date must include the $32 CBC fee.   
 
NOTICE:  Minnesota Prescription Monitoring Program Prescriber Education Sessions

The Minnesota Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) is offering education sessions throughout Minnesota to prescribers of controlled substances.  Continuing education credits are available at NO COST to attendees. 

Announcing Minnesota's Opioid Prescribing Guidelines
ACTION ALERT FOR PRENATAL TRISOMY AWARENESS ACT
In August 2015, the Prenatal Trisomy Awareness Act (MS 145.471) went into effect.  This law requires health care providers who order prenatal screening to provide expectant parents with helpful and accurate information if a screening test result is positive for trisomy 13, trisomy 18, or Down syndrome (trisomy 21).

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has the required information for each of these conditions available on its website, Diseases and Conditions Identified in Children (http://health.state.mn.us/divs/cfh/topic/diseasesconds/index.cfm).


When available, the Minnesota Board of Medical practice has included links to other resources that meet the law's requirements that may be used.  Information must be provided in a written format.  Hard copy, electronic or an alternative format is acceptable.


Since prenatal screening tests have different sensitivities, health care providers will need to clarify with the parent that screening is a first step and that a positive screen is not a diagnosis.
Minnesota Statute §214.075 requires that all new applicants for licensure must complete a fingerprint-based criminal background check. 
 
Press Release of Board Disciplinary Actions September 23, 2017, and Previous Press Releases
Actions related to Higemengiest S. Bogale, R.T., and Daniel A. Clayton, M.D.

Mandatory PMP Registration
The following statutory amendment to the Minnesota Prescription Monitoring Program becomes effective on August 1, 2016 and applies to Minnesota licensed physicians and physician assistants: Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 152.126, subdivision 6(c).


Notice of Appointments by Governor Dayton (Click for Press Release) 
Effective March 11, 2017, Maria K. Statton, M.D., Ph.D., will serve a second consecutive term as a physician member of the Board, Board term end date of January 4, 2021. Effective March 11, 2017, Christopher Burkle, M.D., J.D., FCLM, and William Parham, III, M.D., FACP, FCCP, were appointed as a physician members to the Board, Board term end date of January 4, 2021 . Kathryn Lombardo, M.D., has been appointed to the Board as a physician member, Board term March 11, 2017 through January 1, 2018.       
 

Effective June 6, 2016, Patricia J. Lindholm, M.D., FAAFP, will serve a second consecutive term as a physician member of the Board.  Board term June 6, 2016 through January 6, 2020. Kimberly W. Spaulding, M.D., MPH, of South Haven replaces Rebecca J. Hafner-Fogarty, M.D., M.B.A., as a physician member of the Board.  Board Term June 6, 2016 through January 6, 2020.  Patrick R. Townley, M.D., J.D., of Minneapolis replaces Charles F. Moldow, M.D., as a physician member of the Board.  Board Term June 6, 2016 through January 6, 2020.   


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