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Grundy Center doctor disciplined by Iowa Board of Medicine

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A Grundy Center doctor who previously faced criminal charges for operating a substance abuse treatment program without a license, has now been disciplined by the Iowa Board of Medicine.

The Iowa Board of Medicine charged Dr. Frank Lamp on November 15, 2012 with inappropriately prescribing controlled substances, particularly methadone, to patients with known substance abuse histories between 2009 and 2011.

He was also charged with performing an inappropriate physical examination of a young female patient in his clinic in August of 2011. 

A hearing was held last month and the Board issued their decision on Thursday. They concluded that Dr. Lamp violated the laws and rules governing the practice of medicine in prescribing controlled substances to patients with known substance abuse histories. The Board also found that Dr. Lamp's examination of the young female was inappropriate, not because it was unethical, but because it was done incompetently.

As a result of those findings, the Board ordered Dr. Lamp to pay a $2,500 civil penalty and has prohibited him from purchasing, procuring, possessing, administering or dispensing controlled substances. He is also required to have a Board-approved female healthcare professional chaperone present at all times while treating all patients under 18 or when providing breast or pelvic examinations for any female patients.

Dr. Lamp must also complete a clinical competency evaluation and a professional boundaries evaluation. Both must be Board approved.

Dr. Lamp was also placed on indefinite probation subject to a Board-approved practice monitoring plan and Board monitoring.

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