• Newsletters
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
Thursday, September 21, 2017
View complete forecast
News-Sentinel.com Your Town. Your Voice.

Indiana panel suspends nurse midwife's license

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.The Associated Press
Thursday, November 22, 2012 06:04 am
INDIANAPOLIS — An Indianapolis nurse midwife's license has been suspended for one year after officials say she abruptly shuttered her business and left behind her patients' medical files.The Indiana State Board of Nursing voted unanimously to suspend Barbara Ann Bechtel's advanced practice nurse license and directed her to continue her education on security and record-keeping practices.

The owner of the Indianapolis building where Bechtel had practiced found the medical records after she closed her business, but she never responded to his requests for her to claim the abandoned records.

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller sought the suspension of Bechtel's license. His office claimed the medical records and is working to return them to patients.

Zoeller says abandoning medical records exposes patients to the risk of becoming victims of identity theft.


News-Sentinel.com reserves the right to remove any content appearing on its website. Our policy will be to remove postings that constitute profanity, obscenity, libel, spam, invasion of privacy, impersonation of another, or attacks on racial, ethnic or other groups. For more information, see our user rules page.
comments powered by Disqus