The Office of the Attorney General immediately took action to crack down on yet another case of a doctor providing insufficient health care to Hoosiers. After the attorney general’s office received a consumer complaint from the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency, the doctor was accused of lacking proper certification and facilitating unsanitary conditions.
“My office prioritizes Hoosier health,” Attorney General Todd Rokita said. “This principle has been demonstrated numerous times in several cases since I was elected as attorney general. Patients deserve better from their doctors, and they should feel comforted knowing their health care facility is sterile and safe.”
Dr. Leonard Guyer is an Indiana licensed physician and practices in Marion County, Indiana.
Following an investigation and coordination with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Attorney General filed an Administrative Complaint with the Indiana Board of Pharmacy charging Dr. Guyer with 24 counts regarding unsanitary conditions, adulterated drugs, misbranded drugs, lack of supervision of staff, failure to keep abreast of current professional theory and practice, lack of INSPECT registration, and lack of controlled substance inventories.
Dr. Guyer has been operating in contravention of state and federal law for at least two decades.
Upon hearing evidence presented by the Attorney General’s Office, the Indiana Board of Pharmacy voted to sanction the Controlled Substance Registration of Dr. Guyer. A registration is required by all Indiana professionals to be able to dispense, compound and store controlled substances in Indiana.
The Board voted 6-0-1 to put Dr. Guyer’s controlled substance registration on probation for no less than one year. Prior to coming off probation, Dr. Guyer must pay a $19,500 fine, and his facility must pass two inspections conducted by the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency.
Testimony and evidence from federal witnesses of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration was helpful to the Office of the Attorney General’s investigation and the presentation at the hearing.
“Our office stood up for Hoosier citizens today by acting to keep Dr. Guyer from distributing drugs that fall well below the expected standards,” Attorney General Rokita said. “Dr. Guyer has chosen to cut corners and put countless lives at risk based on his filthy, inappropriate and even illegal practices. We are not going to stand idly by and allow this.”
At this time, an Administrative Complaint remains pending before the Medical Licensing Board of Indiana regarding Dr. Guyer’s physician license.