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Dr. Murray's Medical Shingle Hangin' By a Thread

1/12/2011 9:20 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Conrad Murray's medical career may not have flatlined -- TMZ has learned the medical boards in Texas and Nevada will not automatically suspend his license just because a California judge did.

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Sources connected with the Texas Medical Board and the Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners tell TMZ they are weighing their options regarding the suspension of Murray's medical license.

Murray's California medical license was suspended yesterday as a condition of bail in his ongoing Michael Jackson manslaughter case.

But we're told ... because a judge suspended Murray's license and not the California Medical Board -- TX and NV don't feel compelled to follow suit and issue suspensions in their states.

We're told Murray's attorney, Charles Peckham, has been in talks with the NV med board and is making contact with TX as well -- but no word on when a final decision will be made.

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Annie     

Wow I cannot believe that in a criminal case other states are not required to follow suit

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Stacy    

Hopefully the thread will be severed. Who wants to visit a doctor who kills his patients ?

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Trish    

Dr. Murray's patients love and respect him. They have nothing but great things to say about him. All doctors have lost a patient at one time or another. ha

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Tammy    

I'm glad that, unlike CA, TX and NV have some sense. Imagine thinking a man should be tried for manslughter because he gave a drug addict what he wanted. Does this mean that when a druggie overdoses and CA knows who sold the drugs, the state will charge the drug dealer with involuntary manslaughter?

1357 days ago
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Kim    

@Tammy they should

Perhaps NV & TX boards ought to review the hearing transcripts.
Scary stuff.

1357 days ago
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zeromarcy    

@Tammy
sorry *******...proprofol should not be given the way murray did. it doesn't care who was the patient.

1357 days ago
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MiMi    

NRS 630.301 Criminal offenses; disciplinary action taken by other jurisdiction; surrender of previous license while under investigation; malpractice; engaging in sexual activity with patient; disruptive behavior; violating or exploiting trust of patient for financial or personal gain; failure to offer appropriate care with intent to positively influence financial well-being; engaging in disreputable conduct; engaging in sexual contact with surrogate of patient or relatives of patient. The following acts, among others, constitute grounds for initiating disciplinary action or denying licensure:


3. Any disciplinary action, including, without limitation, the revocation, suspension, modification or limitation of a license to practice any type of medicine, taken by another state, the Federal Government, a foreign country or any other jurisdiction or the surrender of the license or discontinuing the practice of medicine while under investigation by any licensing authority, a medical facility, a branch of the Armed Services of the United States, an insurance company, an agency of the Federal Government or an employer.

http://www.leg.state.nv.us/NRS/NRS-630.html#NRS630Sec301

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I don't see any problem. :)

1357 days ago
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mj fan forever    

THIS IS SHAMEFUL!!!!! THEY DON'T FEEL "COMPELLED"???!!! THEY JUST HAD TO SUSPEND HIS LICENSE AND THAT'S ENOUGH!!!!! THEN THEY ARE JUST LIKE HIM WITHOUT ANY MORAL, ETHICS, RESPECT FOR HUMAN LIFE AND ANY OTHER FEELING OF HUMANITY!!!! WHAT A SUCKS!!!!! SHAME ON THEM!!!!!

1357 days ago
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mj fan forever    

HE IS A MURDERER!!!!! SHAME!!!!!!

1357 days ago
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juney    

As usual, TMZ got it wrong again! A rep from the California Medical Board was at the preliminary hearing and requested Judge Pastor (again) to suspend Murray's medical license. So his license WAS suspended by the California Medical Board, not by Judge Pastor. TMZ, when will you get the story straight before you play games with the public?

1357 days ago
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Cyndi    

The State of California and the Jacksons need to STOP trying to find fault in someone else. Michael was a DRUG ADDICT! His kids are NOT biologically his. Let the man rest in peace. If you want to place blame, JOE JACKSON CHILD ABUSER!

1357 days ago
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Bob    

this guy is a murderer, SHAME on HIM, and anyone who is all like, "praise this guy" or even try to support him, are dumb, because if the victim was someone else than Michael Jackson the same people would be like, yeah this guy deserves what he gets , but since its MJ, they are all like, "yeah, thank god he still has his NV and TX license" what kind of... thats a idiot hater for you

1357 days ago
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mymjj5    

But we're told ... because a judge suspended Murray's license and not the California Medical Board -- TX and NV don't feel compelled to follow suit and issue suspensions in their states.
We're told Murray's attorney, Charles Peckham, has been in talks with the NV med board and is making contact with TX as well -- but no word on when a final decision will be made.
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Dr. Murray was also the physician of James Brown and his wife Adrienne. How many other people have to die before the State of Texas and Nevada wise up. Also what in the world is the California Medical Board waiting on NOW!!!! Or was this just some smoke screen to appease the fan base while palms continue to be greased????
Could it be that the California Medical Board wanted the judge to do their dirty work while they twiddle their thumbs strategizing what to do next? If Murray is stripped of his license by the medical board in Cally, could this open a can of "funk" for a whole lot of other unethical doctors out there doing the exact same thing Murray did to MJ?
Those doctors have not been caught up in a high profile case, and their dirty deeds are floating under the radar.....for now anyway..

Dr. Conrad Murray - Michael Jackson Doctor and the Godfather of Soul James Brown
By Graeme Massie
Aug 3, 2009
Michael Jackson's doctor (Dr. Conrad Murray) was also the physician to the late Godfather of Soul James Brown, according to reports. Dr. Conrad Murray is at the heart of the probe into the June death of the King of Pop from cardiac arrest. Murray is allegedly among a group of 'feel good' physicians to work for high-profile celebrities in the 1990s, the New York Post claims.
"James Brown and Michael Jackson were inseparable and they used the same 'safe doctors' - doctors who would get them anything they wanted," Brown's longtime producer and assistant Jacque Hollander told The Post. "If James Brown wanted drugs, he knew he could get them from these safe doctors in Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas and Los Angeles."
Brown died from heart failure in 2006, but was reportedly battling an addiction to painkillers at the time. Hollander claims that Brown's wife Adrienne was a patient of Murray's when she died in mysterious cir***stances. Police reports state that she died two days after receiving liposuction from an unlicensed spa, not connected with Murray.
Authorities investigating Jackson's death have already raided Murray's Houston offices and his luxurious home in Las Vegas. He has reportedly told them that he injected Jackson with the powerful sedative Propofol on the day of the star's death.

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stu    

Latoya killed MJ!!!

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LC4Michael    

I truly hope Texas and Nevada take this under serious consideration. No way this man should be practicing medicine anywhere! He didn't just lose a patient. This patient died under very suspicious cir***stances and from his reckless behavior. I would think the Coroner's report and testimony would suffice as enough evidence for them to make the right decision.

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