Fort Mill doctor accused of forging prescriptions
By Greg Suskin
November 1, 2019
FORT MILL, S.C. – A Fort Mill doctor was arrested Wednesday and charged with forging prescriptions for patients at his psychiatry practice.
Dr. Mahir Shah, 52, is facing multiple charges, including forging prescriptions and violating state drug laws.
Shah owns Integrity Behavioral Health off Highway 160.
An employee at his office said Shah was at work Thursday after being released from jail on a $1,000 bond.
Channel 9’s South Carolina bureau reporter Greg Suskin sorted through more than 20 separate warrants on Shah.
According to the warrants, between Nov. 2018 and June of this year, the licensed psychiatrist used another doctor’s name and Drug Enforcement Administration registration number to write prescriptions for painkillers, anxiety medication, ADHD drugs and sedatives.
Suskin found several documents going back to 1999 where the South Carolina Board of Medical Examiners has investigated and suspended Shah’s license.
He was arrested eight times since 2011, and convicted each time. Those arrests were for DUI, other alcohol-related incidents and domestic violence.
Shah’s medical license has been suspended three times — in 1999, 2011 and 2014.
The last time it was reinstated was in August 2017. As of Thursday, his state license is in good standing.
However, the Board of Medical Examiners is not able to publicly say if they are actively investigating a doctor. The board can only release details of any investigation once it is finished and action, if any, was taken.