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WMC Suspends License of Yakima Doctor

OLYMPIA, JUNE 20, 2019 - A panel of the Washington Medical Commission (WMC) has Indefinitely Suspended Dr. Richard Barclay Boyd’s (MD00016580) license to practice medicine in Washington due to his inability to practice with reasonable skill and safety.  Dr. Boyd is also prohibited from going to and/or contacting anyone at the Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital unless he or his family have an urgent medical issue.

The WMC panel found that over the past 15-20 years Dr. Boyd had filed multiple complaints alleging Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital had engaged in abuse, bullying, and other mistreatment against him.   The panel found that Dr. Boyd’s testimony was not persuasive.  However, the panel did find that a report and testimony from a team of experts, including a psychiatrist and psychologist, was credible and persuasive as they found Dr. Boyd was unfit to practice safely. 

Dr. Boyd may not petition to modify the Final Order until he has been evaluated and endorsed by the Washington Physicians Health Program (WPHP) as able to practice with reasonable skill and safety.  Dr. Boyd has 10 days after service of the Final Order to petition for reconsideration, and has 30 days to petition for judicial review.

Legal documents in this case are available online by visiting the Washington Department of Health Provider Credential Search website.

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**This notice is intended to comply with RCW 18.130.110.