- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 15, 2017

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A Nebraska hearing to consider punishment of a trauma surgeon has been postponed.

The hearing for Reginald Burton was scheduled for Tuesday in Lincoln. Authorities say Burton requested the delay Monday. The hearing has been rescheduled for October.

The state temporarily suspended his medical license amid allegations of unprofessional and negligent conduct. A petition filed this month with the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health lists nearly 20 concerns from Burton’s former co-workers at Bryan Health. Several of the allegations deal with alleged misconduct involving young adult male patients and “fuzzy” prescribing practices.

His attorney, Wayne Waite, said the complaint doesn’t contain a single allegation of patient injury or complaint.

Burton resigned from Bryan in December, saying he decided to relocate his practice.

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