Hartford Courant
State Medical Board Disciplines 3 Doctors
By Kate Farrish
August 21, 2018

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Psychiatrist Harry Brown

Psychiatrist Harry Brown

Also on Tuesday, the board rejected a consent order that would have imposed a $25,000 fine against a Weston psychiatrist who let his secretary sign prescriptions for controlled substances for herself and for patients he had not examined.The psychiatrist, Dr. Harry Brown, would also have been reprimanded and had his license placed on probation for two years under the order. Brown has surrendered his state registration to prescribe controlled substances.

Board members said the proposed discipline was not stringent enough.

From 2014 to 2017, Brown prescribed opioids without documenting an exam or diagnosis for various patients, the order said. Brown also failed to take required medical education courses from 2013 to 2016 and lied about the courses on his license renewal application, the order said.

If the order had been approved, it would have been the fourth time that Brown had been disciplined by the medical board, including for practicing medicine for four years without malpractice insurance and breach of patient confidentiality, state records show.

“He has a bad track record,’’ Dr. Robert A. Green, a board member, said. “This is a recidivist.”

The case now returns to the state Department of Public Health, which is expected to file charges against Brown and hold a hearing on the allegations.


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