State board puts Grand Forks psychiatrist on probation for over-prescribing psychotropic meds to 2 children

Grand Forks Herald

A Grand Forks psychiatrist who is CEO and medical director of the Richard P. Stadter Center cannot prescribe psychotropic medications to children after the North Dakota State Board of Medical examiners found he over-prescribed doses to two children under the age of 12.

The stipulation to Dr. Thomas M. Peterson’s license was made during the board’s regular meeting Friday in Bismarck.

Stadter Center’s Peterson can no longer prescribe medications to children under the age of 18, at least until he’s able to complete a prescribing course that deals specifically with how to dose children, the board ruled.

“Peterson was found to have prescribed excessive amounts of atypical antipsychotic medications to two children under his care,” according to the board.

Atypical antipsychotic medications include Risperdal, Zyprexa, Geodon and Seroquel, according to the board…

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