The Durham doctor whose license was temporarily suspended for giving out exemptions for COVID-19 vaccines and masks without examining the patients surrendered her medical license Friday, according to the state Department of Public Health. Dr. Susan McIntosh was being investigated by the DPH after she was accused of allowing people to mail her Durham practice a self-addressed, stamped envelope to receive signed exemptions, the DPH said. Her license to practice medicine and surgery was suspended by the state Medical Examining Board until a hearing scheduled for Oct. 5, officials said. It’s uncertain whether that hearing will go forward.
A Rhode Island doctor facing charges of video voyeurism and child pornography in that state has had his license to practice medicine in Connecticut suspended. The state Department of Public Health took the action March 16 due to the criminal case in Rhode Island against Dr. William Lee Thompson, 48, according to an interim consent order Thompson agreed to with DPH. Last July, Thompson voluntarily agreed not to practice medicine in Rhode Island, records show. When such actions are taken in one state, Connecticut officials can also take action if the person has a license to practice medicine in Connecticut. Thompson, an anesthesiologist, was arrested June 8 in East Greenwich, R.I., and was accused of videotaping a minor while she was taking a shower in his home, police said.