A newly released newspaper article in the Washington Post reveals that Mark Geier, MD, PhD built a medical practice in Rockville, Maryland and a national reputation for propagating the theory that mercury in vaccines causes autism. The Maryland Board of Physicians suspended his license seven years ago, but the regulators who stripped Geier’s credentials have now been ordered to each personally pay tens of thousands of dollars in damages by Montgomery County, Maryland Circuit Court Judge Ronald B. Rubin.
The case (Anne Geier et al., v. Maryland Board of Physicians, et al.) is about a private citizen’s right to expect that the security and privacy of his or her medical information will be maintained by a governmental agency and its members. This case is about an agency that is managed by physicians, who are experts in the field of maintaining patient privacy under HIPPA and other Federal and State laws, that failed to meet its obligations to maintain patient privacy. This case is about the Maryland Board of Physicians, its members, staff, and attorneys, complete, intentional and flagrant disregard of their legal obligations. This case is about holding a governmental agency accountable for purposely, knowingly, and public broadcasting the private medical information of three private citizens.
Read the full article over at the Washington Post.
Read the redacted memorandum opinion and order below.2017-12-07 Redacted Memorandum Opinion and Order