Med Board Temporarily Suspends Doc’s License For Mailing Vaccine And Mask Exemptions Without Examining Patients

The state Medical Examining Board agreed Friday to temporarily suspend the medical license of a Durham physician who is accused of giving out exemptions for COVID-19 vaccines and masks without examining – or even knowing – the patients requesting the documents, state records show. Dr. Sue McIntosh is accused of allowing people to mail her Durham practice a self-addressed, stamped envelope to receive signed exemptions, state Department of Public Health (DPH) documents said. Her license to practice medicine and surgery is suspended until a hearing can be held on Oct. 5, officials said. The exemption paperwork that McIntosh mailed to people included explanations of what various exemptions would be, such as cancers, autism disorders, autoimmune disorders and others, and how to fill out the exemption paperwork, documents said.

DPH Suspends License Of Rhode Island Doctor Charged With Voyeurism

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.