- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 23, 2016

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A state medical board has accused the former head of a Topeka birthing center with “gross negligence” in a settlement.

Josie Norris was leading the Topeka Birth and Women’s Center last February when it was temporarily suspended amid complaints about an unusually high number of medical problems in women and their newborns. The Topeka Capital-Journal (https://bit.ly/21od5BR) reports that a consent order filed in December says Norris “engaged in conduct likely to harm the public.” The settlement adds that she “denies any unprofessional conduct.”

Norris is required to divest of financial interests with the center under the settlement with the Board of Healing Arts. It also bars her from performing obstetrical or gynecological surgical care and chronic pain management care. But she is still allowed to conduct non-surgical gynecological care.

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Information from: The Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal, https://www.cjonline.com



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