Kansas board reviews abortion-referrals case again

FILE - In this Friday, June 22, 2012 photo, Dr. Ann Kristin Neuhaus, center, sits between two of her attorneys, Kelly Kauffman, left, and Bob Eye, right, as the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts in Topeka, Kan., decides to revoke her medical license. The board plans to appeal a state-court judge's ruling overturning the board's action,which dealt with Neuhaus' referrals of young patients for late-term abortions. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – A Kansas board is considering whether to reinstate a doctor’s medical license after scrutinizing her referrals of young patients for late-term abortions and finding that she kept inadequate records.

The State Board of Healing Arts is conducting a hearing Thursday morning in the case of Dr. Ann Kristin Neuhaus of Nortonville.

She successfully challenged a 2012 board ruling that she conducted substandard mental health exams in 2003 for 11 patients aged 10 to 18. Her opinions about patients’ mental problems allowed the late Dr. George Tiller’s clinic in Wichita to terminate their pregnancies.

A Shawnee County District Court judge earlier this year overturned the board’s revocation of Neuhaus’ license but agreed that she kept inadequate records. The judge sent her case back to the board.

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