On Thursday the Arkansas State Medical Board agreed to let abortionist Dr. Tom Tvedten partially resume his practice, pending a hearing before the board in December.
Dr. Tvedten is an owner and medical director of Little Rock Family Planning Services, Arkansas’ only surgical abortion facility. The facility utilizes other abortion doctors besides Dr. Tvedten.
The State Medical Board suspended Dr. Tvedten’s medical license in August due to allegations that Dr. Tvedten “exhibited gross negligence and ignorant malpractice” in evaluating, diagnosing, and certifying a minor for a medical marijuana card.
Discussion between board members, Dr. Tvedten, and Dr. Tvedten’s attorney was live streamed during Thursday’s board meeting.
Members of the State Medical Board questioned the manner in which Dr. Tvedten evaluates and certifies patients to use “medical marijuana.” One made statements indicating Dr. Tvedten disregarded the opinions of two separate, board-certified pediatric psychiatrists in certifying the minor to use medical marijuana. However, the board opted not to have a full disciplinary hearing on the issue until December.
Obviously, this state board meeting raises a lot of questions.
The board indicated it will have a hearing in December to determine if Dr. Tvedten violated state law and should be penalized. It’s possible Dr. Tvedten and his attorney could reach some sort of agreement with the medical board to avoid further disciplinary action. For the time being, however, the board has let him partially resume his practice.