An evidentiary hearing on the petition is set for Jan. 11. The hearing officer then will make recommendations to the board on how Neuhaus should be disciplined. Disciplinary action could range from fines to license restrictions to suspension or revocation of her medical license, said board spokeswoman Lisa Corwin.Basically, she took $250-$300 per girl to green-light extremely late-term abortions.
"Anytime you get abortion as an issue, you are dealing with a highly emotional subject anyway," Corwin said, noting that the board has found an independent hearing officer to hear the evidence.
The 30-page petition against Neuhaus takes issue with the medical care of 11 patients whose ages ranged from 10 to 18. All of the abortions cited involved fetuses with gestational ages of 25 to 29 weeks in 2003.
The petition alleges she failed to do adequate patient interviews, failed to perform adequate reviews of patients' history, failed to perform adequate evaluations of the impact of the patient's condition and failed to perform adequate mental status examinations.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Tiller associate could be disciplined over late-term abortions
Ann Neuhaus, a former associate of abortionist George Tiller, might be disciplined by the state medical board. An 11-count complaint was filed against her by Kansas Board of Healing Arts over her "second" opinions which allowed Tiller to abort viable unborn children.