For immediate release: January 27, 2016 (16-009)
Contact: Sharon Moysiuk, Communications Office 360-236-4074
Improper opioid prescribing leads to revoked license of Snohomish Co. physician
OLYMPIA -- The Medical Commission permanently revoked the medical license of Marysville physician Ann C. Kammeyer (MD00019609). She will never be allowed to request reinstatement or to modify the order.
Kammeyer waived her right to a hearing after the suspension of her license in September 2015. The final order revoking Kammeyer’s license completes the legal process in this case. The Commission took action based on charges that Kammeyer committed unprofessional conduct by improperly prescribing opioid medication to numerous patients. Kammeyer routinely prescribed high doses of opioids that exceeded daily limit rules. According to charging documents, two patients died after taking the high doses they’d been prescribed.
The legal documents on this case are available online by clicking “Provider Credential Search” on the Department of Health website; copies can also be requested by calling 360-236-4700. Anyone who believes a health care provider acted unprofessionally is encouraged to call that number to report their complaint.
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