Board: Lawmaker violated ethics while acting as a physician

Posted at 3:17 PM, Nov 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-05 16:17:17-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A medical board has found a Tennessee Republican lawmaker violated ethical standards while acting as a physician.

The Tennessean reports that the unanimous decision Wednesday by the Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners came after a three-day hearing and led the panel to order professional probation for the medical license of Tennessee Sen. Joey Hensley.

Hensley’s attorney said during closing arguments in the case that it would force the lawmaker to close his office in the small town of Hohenwald. In addition to probation, the board ordered Hensley to take classes on medical ethics and safe prescribing.