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Discipline upheld over non-response to records request in investigation

Doug Waldron,

An appeals court in Minnesota upheld a sanctioning decision by the state medical board to discipline a physician for refusing to cooperate with a board investigation by not responding to requests for patient records, holding that, even if the physician had not received the requests, as he claimed, any failure to provide a functioning mail address was the responsibility of the license holder.

After receiving a complaint about physician Michael Castro in 2018, the Board sent him a letter seeking the complaining patient's medical records. Castro failed to provide the records, and there followed two more attempts by the . . .

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