Dr. Andrew Medvedovsky authorized medical marijuana for “thousands of patients” at New Jersey Alternative Medicine, a six-office chain with South Jersey practices in Moorestown, Turnersville and Linwood, according to state officials.
TRENTON – The State Board of Medical Examiners has suspended the license of a South Jersey doctor accused of “indiscriminately” authorizing the use of medicinal marijuana.
Dr. Andrew Medvedovsky also was fined $15,000 and ordered to reimburse the board for about $44,000 in costs, according to the board.
It said the doctor authorized medical marijuana for “thousands of patients” at New Jersey Alternative Medicine, a six-office chain with South Jersey practices in Moorestown, Turnersville and Linwood.
Among other allegations, the board said Medvedovsky did not establish “bona fide physician-patient relationships prior to authorizing medicinal marijuana.”
The Aug. 4 decision also alleged Medvedovsky failed to take a medical history from patients or did not examine them before approving the use of medical marijuana.
Under a consent order, Medvedovsky will be placed on active suspension for one year, with a second year “to be served as a period of probation.”
It said Medvedovsky cannot enter “any medical practice in New Jersey during business hours when patients may be present during the active period of suspension.”
The board also directed Medvedovsky to complete courses in medical ethics and recordkeeping.
Medvedovsky, who could not be reached, “neither admits nor denies” the board’s findings.
The Marlton doctor’s license was issued in 2012, according to the state Division of Consumer Affairs.
Medvedovsky has said he no longer has any connection to New Jersey Alternative Medicine, according to the ruling. The business also had practices in Princeton, Nutley, Essex County, and Oakhurst, Monmouth County, according to the decision.
It said an investigation into Medvedovsky’s actions began in September 2018, after the state Attorney General’s Office received information indicating the doctor’s actions were in violation of a state law allowing the use of medicinal marijuana.