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Pain clinic doctor’s medical license reinstated

Updated: Thursday, August 28 2014, 11:33 PM EDT

WTOV9.com
McMECHEN, W.Va. -- Pain clinic doctor Roland Chalifoux, who had his license suspended in July by the State Osteopathic Medical board, had it reinstated on Thursday when a judge issued a temporary injunction and cleared him to practice medicine again.
Chalifoux's license was suspended following a West Virginia Health Department investigation that alleged that Valley Pain Management in McMechen was reusing syringes which could spread infectious diseases among patients.
The health department also said the clinic had refused to release a patient list so it can notify people of the potential danger.
The judge's order from Charleston states that, “The board failed to show that Dr. Chalifoux engaged in practices which may pose a risk to the public. There have been no reported problems with any of Dr. Chalifoux's patients. The board failed to show that Dr. Chalifoux engaged in practices which may pose a risk to the public. There have been no reported problems with any of Dr. Chalifoux's patients."
Based on that and other factors like the economic impact of his laying off of five staff members, the judge ordered the doctor's medical license to be reinstated with the temporary injunction. It will remain in place until the doctor has an opportunity to be heard before the West Virginia Medical Board.
That could happen as early as Sept. 5.

Pain clinic doctor’s medical license reinstated


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