The Psychiatric County Operations at Västernorrland Region already notified the doctor in 2016 that there was reason to believe that he posed a danger to patient safety. Among other things, a patient had died as a result of an overdose.Became paranoid
IVO's investigation of the care of seven patients shows that in all cases the doctor has prescribed very large quantities of narcotic drugs often in inappropriate combinations. In several cases, patients have received narcotic drugs after expressing their wishes via email. It is clear from a patient's journal that he received paranoid notions from the medication and that he eventually could not stay in his home.Unhealthy and dangerous
The IVO states that the doctor's treatment of the patients has not been in accordance with science and proven experience and that he has, through his prescriptions, exposed the patients to great risks. He has thereby been unskilled in the exercise of his profession in a way that is of importance to patient safety. His record keeping also receives extensive criticism.Denies wrong
According to the IVO investigation, the doctor does not appear to have been clinically active lately. He has himself, in talks with IVO, rejected the criticism directed at him.
The IVO now reports the doctor to the Health and Medical Responsibility Committee (HSAN) and requests that he be given a three-year probationary period.