Terri L. Hill, M.D. (current Delegate in District 12) was reprimanded and will have to pay $15,000 in fines for attending two legislative sessions (Feb. 19 and Mar. 12) while she was in an operating room.
Some important items on this topic:
COMPLAINT & BOARD INVESTIGATION
On or about March 23, 2021, the Board received a complaint alleging that the Respondent (Delegate Hill) had participated in two Maryland General Assembly committee meetings by videoconference while simultaneously performing surgery. The complainant did not have direct knowledge of the incidents but instead cited a newspaper article that described the Respondent’s conduct.
The Board (Maryland State Board of Physicians) opened an investigation into the Respondent following its receipt and review of the complaint. The relevant details of the Board’s investigation are described in Paragraphs 6 - 18 (see linked document below)
CONCLUSION OF LAW
Based on the foregoing Findings of Fact, Panel B concludes as a matter of law that the Respondent is guilty of unprofessional conduct in the practice of medicine, in violation of Health Occ. § 14-404(a)(3)(ii).
It is thus, by Disciplinary Panel B of the Board, hereby:
ORDERED that the Respondent is REPRIMANDED; and it is further ORDERED that, within ONE YEAR from the effective date of this Consent Order, the Respondent shall pay a civil fine of FIFTEEN THOUSAND DOLLARS ($15,000). The Payment shall be by money order or bank certified check made payable to the Maryland Board of Physicians and mailed to P.O. Box 37217, Baltimore, Maryland 21297. The Board will not renew or reinstate the Respondent’s license if the Respondent fails to timely pay the fine to the Board…
Delegate Hill signed a Consent Order as a resolution of the charges on October 16, 2021:
You can view the full details here: Del Hill Reprimand
Here is other news coverage of this issue that I am aware of:
The Patch recently reported: MD Delegate Fined $15K For Operating During Remote Hearings
The Daily Record reported: Md. delegate disciplined for performing surgery while participating in remote hearing
Delegate Terri Hill has filed to run for re-election in 2022 in District 12: