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Ohio Prison Doctor Imprisoned

Harry Schutte was the medical director at the Marion Correctional Institution in Marion, OH when his license to practice medicine was suspended after he was arrested and convicted for forging prescriptions. Schutte, who was addicted to the drug Stadol and synthetic morphine, did not notify prison officials of his license suspension and he continued to practice medicine at the prison and gave them false credentials indicating he had a valid license.

The Ohio State Medical Board revoked Schutte's license permanently based on his felony convictions for forging prescriptions and practicing medicine while his license was suspended. The board stated "His continued practice of osteopathic medicine and surgery after his certificate was suspended, in blatant disregard for the board's regulatory authority, is appalling." Schutte is serving a ten year prison sentence. No mention was made of the treatment he provided to the Ohio prisoners who relied on him for care.

Columbus Dispatch, October 15, 1995.

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