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Citing COVID misinformation, Maine medical board suspends doctor's license

Paul Gosselin's license to practice is suspended until the board is able to schedule a hearing to resolve the issue.

WATERVILLE, Maine — EDITOR'S NOTE: The video above aired Nov. 30.

An osteopathic doctor in Maine has had his license suspended for misinforming people about COVID-19.

At its meeting on Nov. 18, Maine's Board of Osteopathic Licensure suspended Gosselin's license for 30 days. On Dec. 3, however, Gosselin, the board, and the Office of the Maine Attorney General signed a consent agreement to continue the suspension until the board can schedule a hearing on the issue.

According to the consent agreement, the parties involved are "attempting to schedule" a hearing for Feb. 10, 2022.

The State of Maine's Board of Osteopathic Licensure "emergently suspended" the license of Dr. Paul Gosselin, D.O., because of COVID-19 "exemption letters" he signed and "provider reports concerned with Dr. Gosselin's spread of misinformation regarding COVID-19," the board's website said. "Following review, the Board deemed that Dr. Gosselin has engaged in conduct that constitutes fraud or deceit ... incompetence, and unprofessional conduct."

The suspension also means Gosselin cannot prescribe medication.

There was no immediate response to a voicemail left with Gosselin at Patriots Health, his Waterville practice, on Tuesday. An automated message that plays confirmed the office was closed because of the license suspension.

A message was also left for an attorney believed to be representing the doctor.

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