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Former Vanderbilt official cited, fined

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The one-time top official of Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been cited and fined by the Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners after failing to complete continuing education requirements.

The Tennessean reported (http://tnne.ws/190BktD ) that Dr. Harry R. Jacobson was hit with a $1,600 fine and a citation. Jacobson served as the chief executive officer of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center for more than a decade ending in 2010.

State medical board rules require that licensed physicians complete 40 hours of approved continuing education every two years, and at least one of those hours must be in prescribing practices.

Since stepping down from the medical center, he has been involved in several health care-related businesses, including Merck and Co. Inc. and Life Cell Technology.

Jacobson did not respond to requests for comment.

 

Information from: The Tennessean, http://www.tennessean.com

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