A Denver psychiatrist who continued to practice after his license expired in 2015 and then failed to respond to an official complaint against him violated the Colorado Medical Practice Act and has been disciplined with the loss of his license.
The Colorado Medical Board received a complaint that Gordon L. Neligh III violated state law by practicing psychiatry and prescribing Ritalin, a controlled substance, without a valid license, according to documents recently posted online by the Department of Regulatory Agencies.
The Board turned the matter over to an administrative law judge who, under Colorado law, can take evidence and make findings for the Board.
Neligh was notified of the legal proceedings, but failed to respond to the complaint and failed to appear at the proceedings. By default, he is deemed to have admitted the allegations.
The administrative law judge found that Neligh engaged in unprofessional conduct by practicing with an expired license and by failing to respond in an honest, materially responsive, and timely manner to the complaint against him.
The judge recommended that Neligh’s license be revoked. The Medical Board adopted the decision, effective June 15.
Online records indicate Neligh was in private practice with offices in Denver and Westminster.
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