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Psychiatrist Kevin Denny

Psychiatrist Kevin Denny


Kevin M Denny
Address: 1001 11th Street, Niagara Falls, NY 14301
License Number: 202080
License Type: MD
Year of Birth: 1943
Effective Date: 09/15/2014

Action: Censure and reprimand and probation for three years.

Misconduct Description: The physician asserted he could not successfully defend against at least one of the charges of negligence on more than one occasion and failing to maintain accurate patient records.

License Restrictions: During the period of probation the physician may only practice medicine; when his practice is being monitored by a physician board certified in an appropriate specialty

NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
STATE BOARD FOR PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL CONDUCT
IN THE MATTER OF KEVIN M. DENNY, M.D.
STATEMENT OF CHARGES

KEVIN M. DENNY, M.D., the Respondent, was authorized to practice medicine in New York State on or about February 8, 1996, by the issuance of license number 202080 by the New York State Education Department.

FACTUAL ALLEGATIONS
A. Respondent provided psychiatric care to Patient A (identified in the attached Appendix A) from on or around March 28, 201 ! to on or around November 21, 2011 while Respondent was a consultant and/or employee for the Niagara County Department of Mental Health (hereinafter “NCDMH”). Respondent’s psychiatric care of Patient A deviated from accepted standards of care as follows:

1. Respondent, on or around November 4, 2011, diagnosed Patient A with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (hereinafter “ADHD”) without adequate medical indication and/or without documenting an appropriate medical rationale.

2. Respondent, on or around November 21, 2011, prescribed methylphenidate to Patient A, despite Patient A having anxiety and psychotic symptoms, without adequate medical indication and/or without documenting an appropriate medical rationale.

3. Respondent, on or around November 21, 2011, prescribed Concerts to Patient A that was above normal dose ranges without adequate medical indication and/or without documenting an appropriate medical rationale.

B. Respondent provided psychiatric care to Patient B (identified in the attached appendix A) from on or around March 8, 2011 to on or around November 18, 2011 while Respondent was a consultant and/or employee for the NCDMH. Respondent’s psychiatric care of Patient B deviated from accepted standards of care as follows:

1. Respondent, on or about March 25, 2011 and April 25, 2011, diagnosed Patient B with ADHD without adequate medical indication and/or without documenting an appropriate medical rationale.

SPECIFICATION OF CHARGES
FIRST SPECIFICATION
NEGLIGENCE ON MORE THAN ONE OCCASION
Respondent is charged with committing professional misconduct as defined in N.Y. Educ. Law § 6530(3) by practicing the profession of medicine with negligence on more than one occasion as alleged in the facts of:
1. The facts of paragraphs A and A.1 , A and A.2. A and A.3 and/or B and B.1.

SECOND SPECIFICATION
FAILURE TO MAINTAIN RECORDS
Respondent is charged with committing professional misconduct as defined in N.Y. Educ. Law § 6530(32) by failing to maintain a record for each patient which accurately reflects the evaluation arid treatment of the patient, as alleged in the facts of:

2. The facts of paragraphs A and A.1, A and A.2, A and A.3 and/or B and B.1.

Date: September 2, 2014
Albany, New York

REDACTED
MICHAEL A. HISER
Deputy Counsel
Bureau of Professional Medical Conduct

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