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California Medical Board admits allowing troubled doctor to monitor another

Los Angeles Times, February 3, 2010

The California Medical Board put a doctor with a flawed disciplinary history in charge of monitoring another troubled doctor who, while under supervision, allegedly mishandled an abortion leading to a patient's death, the Los Angeles Times reports. The regulators violated their own rules by naming Christopher Dotson Jr., MD, a Los Angeles-based obstetrician-gynecologist who had recently emerged from administrative probation, to supervise the probation of Andrew Rutland, an Orange County obstetrician. The rules require such overseers to have clean disciplinary records.