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Former Detroit Lakes RapidCare clinic owner's N.D. medical license revoked

The North Dakota Medical Board of Examiners has revoked the license of Rodney Lee, a Fargo doctor and former owner of the Detroit Lakes RapidCare clinic, whose license was earlier suspended by the board.

The decision was announced late Thursday morning.

Prior to the board taking the revocation, Lee's attorney had sent a letter to an administrative law judge indicating Lee did not contest revocation of his license, nor did he challenge most of the allegations made by an investigative panel. The judge recommended last week that the board revoke Lee's license.

The allegations included that Lee violated state law by pre-signing prescriptions used by physician assistants; improperly billing the North Dakota Medicaid program, and failing to properly supervise mid-level providers who worked for him in five clinics he owned until just recently.

During a board teleconference at which the revocation was made, Lee's attorney, John Goff, told the board Lee accepted responsibility for his actions, but never intended to harm anyone.

The board ordered Lee to pay the costs of prosecution.