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State suspends Dyer's medical license


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- The North Carolina Medical Board has suspended the license of a Wilmington doctor who's in jail tonight charged with illegally prescribing narcotics.

Investigators say Guy Dyer was running a cash-only business at his clinic on Shipyard Blvd. prescribing narcotics without establishing a medical reason. Even though Dyer has yet to be convicted, the state medical board decided to suspend his medical license now in part because it said he falsified patient records the board requested as part of its investigation.

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Mandatory Neuropsychological testing law for MD's over 65?

70 year old doctors can have severe memory issues, be stubborn and have difficulty passing neuropsychological exams. They should be tested as part of their medical license renewal, especially in a case like this one where the doctor suffered a previous stroke. Is he a criminal if his brain tells him he has a license to write prescriptions?
Quote from NY Times "Even after the hospital reported the doctor to the Medical Board of California, he continued to perform operations for four years until the board finally referred him for a competency assessment at the University of California, San Diego"