Just after a jury in Sedgwick County, Kansas, returned not guilty verdicts in the criminal case against late-term abortionist George Tiller, the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts (KSBHA) released to the public a petition it filed in December listing eleven allegations against Tiller's license reports Operation Rescue.
According to a statement released by the KSBHA, "Violations alleged include performing an abortion on a fetus that was viable without having a documented referral from another physician not legally or financially affiliated with him; unprofessional or dishonorable conduct or professional incompetency; and commitment of acts likely to deceive, defraud or harm the public."
The KSBHA also indicated that the case they have filed against Tiller is independent from the criminal charges and will proceed in its own merits.
Tiller could have his medical license revoked, suspended, or dramatically restricted, depending on the outcome of the Board's determination.
In October 2006, Cheryl Sullenger filed a complaint with the KSBHA alleging an improper financial relationship between Tiller and Neuhaus that violated Kansas law. That complaint was amended in February 2007. Sullenger has been periodically notified by the Board that her complaint is active and continuing, although no final resolution has been reached.
"As a famous baseball player once said, 'It ain't over 'til it's over.' We are encouraged by this news from the KSBHA," said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. "We have never put all our hope in the criminal prosecution and continue to work through a number of avenues to ensure that one day Tiller will be brought to justice."
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