AAOS Bulletin - December, 2005

Professional Compliance Report

In September 2005, the AAOS Board of Directors voted to expel two Fellows under the provisions of Paragraph 8.3.b of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Bylaws. This provision requires the AAOS to certify to the Board of Directors, if known, “the loss, restriction on or limitation of any right associated with the practice of medicine in any state or Canadian province of any Fellow or Member.”

The Fellows and the the reasons for their expulsion follow.

Sidney S. Loxley, MD, Chesapeake, Va.—Dr. Loxley surrendered his license to practice medicine to the Virginia Board of Medicine. Following a determination of substandard or inadequate care based on a narcotics violation or other violation of drug statutes, the Virginia Board of Medicine placed Dr. Loxley’s medical license on indefinite probation, effective October 17, 2003. In a reciprocal action, the Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine indefinitely suspended Dr. Loxley’s license to practice medicine, effective September 5, 2004, until Virginia restores an unrestricted license to practice medicine.

Richard B. Hawkins, MD, Fitchburg, Mass., and Hollis, N.H.— The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine revoked Dr. Hawkins’ medical license, effective January 14, 2005. The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine found that Dr. Hawkins engaged in sexual misconduct with two female patients. On July 11, 2005, the New Hampshire Board of Medicine imposed reciprocal disciplinary action and also revoked Dr. Hawkins’ license to practice medicine.

Fellows and Members who learn of state licensure actions may forward the information to Pamela Winkler, manager of member services, AAOS, 6300 N. River Rd., Rosemont, Ill. 60018-4262 or winkler@aaos.org

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