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May 21, 2014 at 12:31 PM

Seattle surgeon accused of misconduct surrenders license

The Associated Press SEATTLE — A Seattle surgeon accused of giving questionable testimony on proposed legislation has surrendered his Washington state medical license. Dr. David Heimbach, a former chief of Harborview Medical Center’s burn unit, testified against bills in Washington, Alaska and California that would have restricted or banned the use of chemical flame retardants. Washington’s medical board…

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Comments | More in General news | Topics: Harborview Medical Center, Medical Quality Assurance Commission, unprofessional conduct

August 7, 2012 at 12:32 PM

Charges filed against naturopaths for marijuana authorizations at Hempfest

The state Department of Health has charged two naturopaths with unprofessional conduct for operating an “assembly line” practice of authorizing medical marijuana at last year’s Hempfest. The charges, filed Tuesday, appear to be the first disciplinary action taken against a state medical professional for a medical marijuana authorization, said Tim Church, a DOH…

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Comments | More in General news, Government | Topics: DOH, medical marijuana, naturopaths