A physician who is also a Maryland lawmaker has been reprimanded by the state's board of physicians for falsifying documents at the nursing home where he is medical director.
Dan Morhaim, M.D., a Democratic member of Maryland's House of Delegates since 1995, was placed on a year's probation by the Maryland Board of Physicians for unprofessional conduct. He violated the Maryland Medical Practice Act by presigning blank forms two years ago certifying that he had examined nursing home residents and found they met the conditions required for withdrawal of treatment under their living wills. By law, doctors are supposed to sign the forms only after conducting the exams.
According to the Maryland Board of Physicians, the infractions were found during a routine health department inspection at the nursing home, located in Pikesville, Md.