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DATE: 5/17/2007
PA Board Accepts Surrender of License

Scottsdale, Ariz. - During its meeting in Scottsdale on May 16, 2007, the Arizona Regulatory Board of Physician Assistants accepted a proposed consent agreement with Edward N. O‘Beirne, P.A.-C, in which he surrendered his license.

The PA Board had initiated an investigation in 2006 after O‘Beirne surrendered his DEA license to prescribe controlled substances following a search of his home by federal agents. A multi-agency task force executed the search warrant in August of last year after a postal inspector completed a controlled delivery of sassafras oil from France to O‘Beirne‘s home. Sassafras oil is an important chemical that can be used in the manufacturing of the drug Ecstasy. O‘Beirne had failed to report the importation to the DEA. During an investigational interview, he admitted to Board Staff that he had used Ecstasy.

In other separate cases, the PA Board issued two Letters of Reprimand and two non-disciplinary Advisory Letters.

The Arizona Regulatory Board of Physician Assistants meets four times a year at its Scottsdale offices at 9545 East Doubletree Ranch Road. The PA Board licenses and regulates more than 1,550 physician assistants.