There has been yet another unusual twist in the case of a Miami doctor who admitted to falsifying patient records to cover up his misdiagnosis. The Florida Department of Health indicates that it plans to appeal a decision by the state Board of Medicine regarding his medical license.
The doctor was charged by the DOH with five counts of professional misconduct last October. He was suspended in June by the state Board of Medicine and was also fined $30,000. The board initially followed the recommendation of an administrative judge and revoked the doctor's license. However, within minutes, the members reversed their decision and reduced the penalty to the suspension and fine.