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Case No. 20-1581

Leroy Yates, Jr.
Iowa Board of Medicine


Leroy Yates, Jr.


Iowa Board of Medicine

Attorney for the Appellant

Benjamin D. Rust II

Attorney for the Appellee

Anagha Dixit, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Aug 31, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Jeanie K. Vaudt, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., Badding, J., and Danilson, S.J.  Opinion by Tabor, P.J.  (17 pages)

            A cosmetic surgeon challenges a judicial review order affirming the Iowa Board of Medicine findings of professional incompetency, practice harmful to the public, unethical and unprofessional conduct, inappropriate prescribing, and improper record management.  OPINION HOLDS: We find substantial evidence to support the Board’s sanctions on all contested grounds.  In doing so, we conclude the Board properly interpreted the term “acute” in its rule.  We decline to reach the merits of the doctor’s ancillary issues because they were not preserved for our review.

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