Kansas Delays Decision In Abortion Referrals Case

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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Friday, April 13, 2012

Kansas regulators have postponed deciding whether a doctor should lose her license over allegations of substandard care for young patients she referred to the late Dr. George Tiller for late-term abortions.

The State Board of Healing Arts decided Friday that it would wait until June 22 to take up the case of Dr. Ann Kristin Neuhaus, from Nortonville in northeast Kansas.

In February, an administrative judge ordered the revocation of Neuhaus' license, concluding she had performed inadequate mental
health exams in 2003 on 11 patients, aged 10 to 18. The board must
decide whether to accept the order.

Neuhaus provided the second medical opinion Tiller needed under Kansas law to perform the late-term abortions at his Wichita clinic. She argues her exams met accepted standards of care.

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