A Bloomington doctor convicted in September of health fraud and prescribing addictive medicine to known substance abusers has had his license suspended.
The Indiana Medical Licensing Board voted Thursday to revoke Kamal Tiwari’s license and ordered him to pay a fine of $22,000, the maximum fine it could impose.
Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller’s office filed a licensing complaint, asking the board review the case.
“While Dr. Tiwari has already been criminally convicted and faces federal prison time, it’s important the state acted now to protect patients in the future,” Zoeller said in a statement released Thursday. “His former patients suffered serious health consequences, and in some cases death, as a result of his apparent indifference to their addictions.”
The medical licensing board was waiting to make its decision about Tiwari’s license until the criminal charges were resolved.