Judge Rejects Doctor's Attempt To Regain License


CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A New Hampshire judge has dismissed an 84-year-old doctor's attempt to regain her license, which she had surrendered in an advance of a disciplinary hearing before the state board of medicine.

The state challenged Dr. Anna Konopka's record keeping, prescribing practices and medical decision making.  

Part of their concern is her remedial computer skills, which prevent her from accessing and using the state's mandatory electronic drug monitoring program. 

The program, which the state signed onto in 2014, requires prescribers of opioids to register in an effort reduce overdoses. 

Konopka surrendered her license, but later requested an injunction allowing her to continue her practice. New Hampshire Public Radio reported Monday a judge ruled she failed to demonstrate that that remedy was appropriate.

A phone message seeking comment was left for Konopka on Monday afternoon.

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