The Maryland Board of Physicians says it has revoked the medical license of a Baltimore anesthesiologist who assisted in six suicides in the state.
Dr. Lawrence Egbert said Tuesday he has never assisted in a suicide but has advised more than 100 people on how to take their own lives.
The Maryland Board of Physicians revoked Egbert's license Dec. 12 for unprofessional conduct. It says he acted as an "exit guide" for the patients as medical director for the Final Exit Network.
The document says each patient died of helium inhalation.
It says the first death was in 2004 and the last was in 2008.
Egbert contends his actions did not constitute the practice of medicine.
The license revocation was first reported Tuesday by Washington television station WJLA.