King County Physician Restricted
OLYMPIA, WA – In November 2023, the Washington Medical Commission (WMC) restricted the license of Seattle physician, James W. Rice, MD (License #00015479).
Rice signed an Agreed Order restricting them from prescribing, ordering or providing Schedule II, III, and IV medications to patients. Rice did not adequately treat a patient with cardiac issues and inappropriately prescribed pain medication and benzodiazepines to a second patient.
Rice must also complete a competence assessment, complete continuing medical education, write a paper, submit to compliance audits and pay a fine of $1,000. Rice may petition to modify the restriction after completing the competence assessment.
Legal documents in this case are available online by visiting the DOH Provider Credential Search.
**This notice is intended to comply with RCW 18.130.110.
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