Psychiatrist loses license to practice medicine in Kansas

April 19, 2019 - 5:16 am

A suburban Kansas City psychiatrist has lost his license to practice medicine in Kansas after state regulators alleged he had sex with a patient.

KCUR-FM reports that 42-year-old Brian Patrick Lahey, of Overland Park, waived his right to a hearing and agreed Tuesday to an indefinite license suspension.

Lahey's attorney, Nancy Crawford, said Lahey acknowledged the Kansas Board of Healing Arts had sufficient evidence to prove he violated the state's Healing Arts Act. The Kansas board suspended Lahey's license in July on an emergency basis over drug use. At the time, it was investigating whether he had sex with patients and improperly prescribed opioids and other drugs.

Other allegations against Lahey include that he exploited a patient relationship for financial gain. Crawford says the board's charges remain allegations, not findings.

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