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Editor: Katharine Van Tassel
Concordia University School of Law

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Practicing Medicine without a License

From my local paper,

A Hamilton County grand jury indicted a Fort Mitchell man today, accusing him of treating patients at a medical clinic even though he’s not a doctor.  Jack Lee Readnour, 64, was indicted on one count of possessing criminal tools and four counts of practicing medicine without a license. The charges carry a maximum prison sentence of five years.  Because the charges are the lowest-level felonies in Ohio, the charges carry the presumption of probation unless Readnour has a criminal history.

Readnour, 64, was arrested June 13 after a relative of a Readnour patient became suspicious and called authorities.  Readnour operated the Monfort Heights Family Clinic where police said he performed numerous medical procedures, including immunizations for children, mammograms and colonoscopies. Police don’t believe he performed surgeries.

Ohio’s medical board discovered Readnour never had applied for a medical license. He also doesn’t have a license to practice medicine in Kentucky.  The possession of criminal tools charges stems from the allegation that Readnour used computers, EKG machine and medical equipment to treat patients.

I am always surprised to read that individuals act in this manner.  How do think that they will get away with this?  Although I am also surprised that this individual seems to have been able to pass himself off as a doctor for so long.

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When someone practices medicine without a License, in other terms they would just be practicing drug dealing. This is not ethical the law should deal with this permanently.


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