Kansas medical board meeting about abortion case

TOPEKA, Kansas (AP) – The Kansas medical board will consider appealing a court order overturning their revocation of a doctor’s license over her referrals of young patients for late-term abortions.

The State Board of Healing Arts will meet Friday night, a week after a Shawnee County judge ruled in the case of Dr. Ann Kristin Neuhaus.

Judge Franklin Theis said Neuhaus kept inadequate records but that the board failed to show she provided inadequate mental health exams.

Theis ordered the board to reconsider its sanctions. It could appeal to the state Court of Appeals.

The board revoked Neuhaus’ charity-care license in 2012 over exams in 2003 of 11 patients, ages 10 to 18.

Neuhaus provided second opinions to the late Dr. George Tiller needed under a Kansas law for terminating the pregnancies.

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