Dr. Kenneth Harold Bull; License # 7399
Nature of Complaint:
The physician, from 06-10-2008 to 06-02-2009, is guilty of injudicious prescribing on three patients, along with improper management of medical records, including failure to maintain timely, accurate, legible and complete medical records, on four patients.
The New Mexico Medical Board has Suspended the physician’s license to practice medicine in the State of New Mexico.
May 9, 2011 – Probation:
With respect to 5 patients, the respondent has engaged in injudicious prescribing. With respect to 4 of these patients, the respondent has failed to maintain timely, accurate, legible and complete medical records. With respect to 3 of these 5 patients, the respondent has failed to treat and manage these patients with chronic pain, in the manner required of the Board’s regulations.
The respondent is hereby placed on probation, subject to the following terms and conditions:
- The respondent may not prescribe narcotics, including all opioid analgesics, including buprenorphine and all synthetic opioid analgesics.
- The respondent is prohibited from treating patients with chronic pain.
- The respondent must alter his medical recordkeeping practice in accordance with accepted practices and must appear before the Board on a quarterly basis.
- The respondent shall submit quarterly reports to the Board attesting to his compliance with this Order.
- The respondent shall not delegate or direct the prescribing, administering or dispensing of opioid analgesics to any subordinate or other healthcare provider with whom he practices.