Officials suspend license of doctor accused of ‘recklessly’ exposing patients, staff to COVID-19
NORTH PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Rhode Island has suspended the license of a North Providence doctor after an investigation concluded he “recklessly” exposed his patients and staff to COVID-19.
The state’s Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline’s Investigative Committee determined that Dr. Anthony Farina, who owns at least six medical practices in Rhode Island, is “an immediate danger to the public.”
After reviewing the investigation, R.I. Department of Health Director Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott ordered Farina’s license be suspended. She concluded the evidence showed Farina’s “continuation in practice would constitute an immediate danger to the public and that the public…