The New Hampshire Board of Medicine will not appeal a court decision that blocked a disciplinary case over comments made by Rochester, N.H., physician Terry Bennett to patients in his private practice. The board sought to determine whether Bennett's comments, which at least three patients characterized as offensive, breached professional ethics standards. In June, a Merrimack County Superior Court judge granted an injunction against the disciplinary hearing, ruling that the board regulations under which Bennett was being charged were too vague. According to court records, one patient said Bennett told her she would no longer be attractive to her husband unless she lost weight.
N.H. board drops case against doc accused of rudeness
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