Thursday, November 18, 2010

Former state, Davidson County medical examiner will keep his medical license

State board ruled after arrest on marijuana charges By Brian Haas • The Tennessean • November 18, 2010 Former state and Davidson County Medical Examiner Bruce Levy will get to keep his medical license, a state board ruled Tuesday. Levy was arrested in March on a drug possession charge in Mississippi after authorities there said he accepted a shipment of marijuana at his hotel room. He pleaded guilty to the charge and went into a pretrial diversion program, which allowed him to avoid conviction. The Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners will allow Levy to keep his license, but he’ll be on probation for 5 years, must pay up to $3,000 in fines and investigative costs and must enter a program for doctors with drug addictions, according to their ruling. Levy’s contract with the state was terminated after his arrest and he was removed from his position at Forensic Medical as Davidson County’s chief medical examiner. Contact Brian Haas at 615-726-8968 or

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