Tuesday, May 24, 2011 – 12:55 p.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 – 06:18 p.m.
The Medical Board of California through an enforcement action by the State Attorney General has suspended the medical license of former Rancho Cucamonga Mayor and Assembly candidate Don Kurth.
The Attorney General, in a 46-page accusation and 9-page interim order of suspension levels ten causes of action against Kurth, doing business as Alta Loma Medical Group Urgent Care, for essentially failing to supervise medical staff, primarily physician assistants, in their administration of treatment in his medical practice.
The investigation appears to have started in 2008 and likely would involve medi-cal and medicare fraud, since procedures were likely billed as being performed by a physician.
The causes of action are as follows;
1. Aiding and abetting the unlicensed practice of medicine.
2. Unlicensed practice of medicine
3. Gross Negligence
4. Repeated negligent acts
6. Dishonesty or Corruption
7. False records related to the practice of medicine
8. Violation of State and Federal laws regulating dangerous drugs or controlled substances
9. Failure to maintain adequate or accurate medical records
10. Failure to provide medical records
To view the accusation and interim order of suspension, click here.
A hearing to be held by the Office of Administrative Hearings will determine the final outcome of the matter. Kurth entering into a stipulated suspension will probably mean his medical license will be subject to revocation.
Kurth served two years on the Rancho Cucamonga City Council and four years as Mayor.
Kurth also unsuccessfully ran for the 63rd State Assembly District last year.
Information at www.iepolitics.com contributed to this story.