Kansas to Appeal Order Overturning Revocation of Dr. Neuhaus’ Medical License


The Kansas State Board of Healing Arts will appeal a state court judge’s order overturning its revocation of Dr. Ann Kristin Neuhaus’ medical license, meaning that the politically motivated case against the Kansas doctor is not over just yet.

According to the Associated Press, the board announced its decision to appeal Friday after a 20-minute meeting with legal counsel. Neuhuas, a former colleague of the late Dr. George Tiller, has been the target of Operation Rescue operatives in Kansas as a result of her work with Tiller. In 2006, members of the organization filed a complaint against Neuhaus with the state medical board alleging Neuhaus was negligent in mental health exempts provided to 11 patients, ages 10 to 18, who needed abortion care. That complaint eventually led to the revocation of Neuhaus’ medical license.

Earlier this month, Shawnee County District Judge Franklin Theis overruled that revocation, holding that the case put forward against Neuhaus was inadequate and came “solely on an inference” from scant details in patient records that the mental health exams performed were insufficient. Neuhaus has defended her care, and the lack of patient detail in the records at issue, arguing she kept many details out of the records out of concerns over patient privacy.

According to reports, the decision by the board to appeal the order overturning Neuhaus’ license revocation did not come as a surprise to Neuhaus’ attorney. “The board probably recognized that they have essentially made a sizable commitment of resources, in terms of staff and budget, in the case,” Bob Eye, a Topeka attorney representing Neuhaus, told the AP.

The decision to appeal Judge Theis’ order means the case now will proceed to the Kansas Court of Appeals for consideration.

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  • Shan

    I hope the Court of Appeals decides quickly in her favor. This woman has been through so much already.

  • Steven Nein

    99er. If there were any sort of pretense of justice in this nation, this lady would never have been put through this total miscarriage of that justice! I certainly hope that this Court of Appeals, if it has any credibility does decide in her favor! Do we want this nation to just move backward 60 year or so and let the radicals run this nation with their guns and all of their unregulated “freedoms” to go around this country and kill doctors and whoever else they deem needs killed! This bullcrap has to be stopped AAAP!