Thursday, September 27, 2012
A Kansas doctor who lost her license over abortion referrals is fighting efforts by state regulators to force her to post a bond to cover nearly $93,000 in costs as she appeals to the courts.
Attorney Kelly Kauffman said Thursday that Dr. Ann Kristin Neuhaus can't afford to pursue a lawsuit against the State Board of Healing Arts if she must post a bond.
Neuhaus lost her license in June. The board concluded she didn't provide adequate mental health exams for young patients she referred in 2003 to the late Dr. George Tiller for late-term abortions.
The bond would cover the board's previous costs in her case. The board ordered Neuhaus to pay the costs but suspended the requirement while Neuhaus pursues her lawsuit in Shawnee County District Court.