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Medical Board Suspends License Of Former Mt. Carmel Doc Linked To Dozens Of Patient Deaths

The Ohio Medical Board has suspended the license of a doctor accused of ordering excessive doses of fentanly for dozens of Mount Carmel West hospital patients without their families' knowledge.

The board says William Husel invoked his right against self-incrimination when its representatives asked whether he purposefully ordered excessive doses to end patients' lives. The allegations are under investigation by Mount Carmel Health System, local authorities, and state officials acting on behalf of the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Husel was fired, but no charges have been announced. His attorneys aren't commenting. Mount Carmel says it's investigating whether patients got lethal doses when they still might have had opportunity to improve with treatment. It publicly apologized and put 20 pharmacists and nurses on leave pending investigation.

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