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Murray’s medical licence not revoked

By | Published on Tuesday 15 June 2010

Doctor Conrad Murray can continue to work as a medic in California, if he so wishes, while he awaits trial over allegations his negligence caused the death of Michael Jackson.

As previously reported, Murray was back in court for a routine update hearing on the case against him yesterday, and ahead of the hearing both the Californian Medical Board and California’s District Attorney requested that the doc be banned from practicing medicine in the state. He is already banned from administering anaesthetics in California, after the dose of propofol he gave Michael Jackson on 25 Jun last year killed the pop star.

But Judge Michael Pastor, who put off making a decision on a similar request back in April, yesterday said he didn’t have to power to revoke Murray’s medical license because a different judge in an earlier hearing on the matter had decided not to, and that decision must stand.

Murray’s legal people oppose the moves to ban their client from working as a doctor in California, even though he has no intent to do so. But, they claim, such a move in that state would impact on his license to practice medicine in Texas and Nevada, where he is working.

Murray denies he acted negligently in administering the drug that killed Jackson. If found guilty of the charges he could face up to four years in jail.



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