The Maryland medical board properly revoked a physician's license without a hearing after he entered an Alford plea to second-degree assault involving "extraordinary circumstances," the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland held March 27 (State Board of Physicians v. Michael S. Rudman). The court reversed a trial court which had vacated the board's revocation order.
The case involved Michael S. Rudman, who had practiced medicine for 30 years in Maryland. The Maryland Board of Physicians received a complaint from one of Rudman's patients in 2005 that he had touched . . .
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