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December 23, 2013 at 3:10 PM

Bothell doctor’s license suspended for allegedly smoking meth

The state Department of Health has suspended the license of Bothell physician Timothy James Smith on charges of smoking methamphetamine.

In a new release Monday, the department said Smith has 20 days to respond to the Dec. 20 indefinite suspension.

Smith is a surgeon licensed in Washington since 1980. According to alleged facts presented to state officials, Smith was observed smoking an illegal form of methamphetamine in his house in August 2013.

The allegations were supported by an investigator with the state Medical Quality Assurance Commission, according to the news release.

The findings establish an immediate danger to public health, according to the license-suspension order by the commission.

No other details were immediately available from the commission or Department of Health.

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