Virginia Says Suspended Physician Can Still Operate Medical Center

Virginia state regulators have ruled that a physician with a suspended medical license can still operate Day Star Medical Center in Staunton, according to a News Leader report.

Charles K. Weisman, MD, opened the hospital approximately two years after the Virginia Board of Medicine suspended his license. Dr. Weisman allegedly failed to disclose that he was discharged from three residency programs.

The board also listed additional transgressions, such as keeping alcohol and marijuana in his former practice office, sexual contact with patients, altering records prescribing narcotics to substance abusers and cursing at patients.

On Friday, Weisman was jailed after being arrested on a charge of assault and battery against Alice Killian, his business partner and girlfriend, according to court records.

Jennifer Deschenes, deputy executive director of the Virginia Board of Medicine, said there is nothing that prohibits Dr. Weisman's oversight of the medical center. He is prohibited, however, from treating patients in Virginia.  

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