Dr. Viren Patel Settles with the NV State Board of Osteopathic Medicine. Agrees to Pay $5,000 Fine and to Reimburse the Cost of Investigation
While filling out an application for the medical license renewal, Dr. Patel disclosed that he was arrested in April 2020 for domestic battery. As per the Nevada Statute, Dr. Patel was required to report to the Medical Board of an arrest by the law enforcement authorities within 30 days of the arrest.
As a result of the failure to report the domestic battery arrest in a timely manner, the Board’s staff researched Dr. Patel’s history with failures to report similar incidents about which reporting is mandatory.
Board records reflect that Patel has shown a continuous pattern of non-reporting since 2009. In 2009, Dr. Patel failed to inform the Board of the seven civil actions against him which resulted in a $6,000 in non-disciplinary fine. In 2011, the Board issued a letter of concern to Dr. Patel for another failure to report a civil infraction. In 2013, Dr. Patel reached an agreement with the Board for a psychiatric evaluation and paid a $1,000 fine for the failure to report hospital privileges action. In 2013 and 2018, Dr. Patel was issued a letter of concern for not reporting the civil action and hospital privileges action, respectively.
As per the agreed disciplinary action by the Board, Dr. Patel will fully reimburse the cost of the investigation and pay a fine totaling $5,000 within 90 days of the effective date of the current settlement agreement. Further, the Board and Dr. Patel have agreed that all future violations of failures to timely report mandatory matters shall each result in discipline and that the fine for each proven failure to report shall be $5,000 and may also result in suspension or revocation of his medical license. Additionally, in the past couple of years Dr. Patel had settled multiple malpractice claims.
Dr. Patel is a graduate of the University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kansas City and completed his residency at the University of Nevada School of Medicine.