RI doctor loses license for ‘deliberately’ exposing patients to COVID

RI doctor loses license for ‘deliberately’ exposing patients to COVID
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PROVIDENCE — State Department of Health Director Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott ordered the emergency suspension of a North Providence doctor’s license after investigators determined that he deliberately exposed patients and staff to COVID-19 and presented a danger to the community.

Dr. Anthony Farina, a 1991 Brown University School of Medicine graduate who runs at least six medical practices in Rhode Island, on Thursday was suspended from practicing medicine until further order of the Department of Health or the Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline for an overall pattern of “unprecedented” willful misconduct.

Dr. Anthony Farina runs North Providence Urgent Care, along with other medical practices in the state.

The board’s investigative committee moved to have Farina’s license summarily suspended by Alexander-Scott after hearing witness testimony that he exposed staff and…

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