Oklahoma City Anesthesiologist Pays $70,000 and Surrenders His Medical License and DEA Registration Number to Settle Civil Penalty Claims
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – Dr. Floyd Smith, M.D., ("Dr. Smith"), agreed to pay $70,000 and voluntarily surrender his medical license and DEA registration number for a period of three years to settle civil penalty claims stemming from allegations that he violated the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970 and its regulations, announced United States Attorney Timothy J. Downing.
Dr. Smith is an anesthesiologist who practices in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The United States alleges that from January 2014, through February 2019, Dr. Smith issued prescriptions for controlled substances to family members in violation of state law, and without maintaining medical files on the family members. The United States further alleges that the prescriptions were not issued in the usual course of professional practice.
To resolve these allegations, Dr. Smith agreed to pay $70,000 to the United States, and to surrender his medical license and DEA registration.
In reaching this settlement, Dr. Smith did not admit liability, and the government did not make any concessions about the legitimacy of the claims. The agreement allows the parties to avoid the delay, expense, inconvenience, and uncertainty involved in litigating the case.
This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Office of Diversion Control. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Ronald R. Gallegos and Amanda R. Johnson prosecuted the case.