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Utah doctor allowed to keep license

Sunday - 7/28/2013, 12:10pm  ET

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A Salt Lake City doctor once accused of murder for a botched abortion in Maryland will be allowed to keep her medical license in Utah.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports ( ) that Utah's Physician Licensing Board ruled that Dr. Nicola Riley could keep her license so long as she writes an essay about what she learned from the 2010 incident.

Maryland regulators stripped Riley's medical license in May. The board there determined that Riley's unprofessional conduct was not remediable.

Riley declined comment through her attorney.

In August 2010, Riley did an abortion at clinic in Elkton, Md., that ended with the 18-year-old patient's uterus ruptured. She survived, and murder charges were eventually dropped. She was working as a contract employee at the Maryland clinic.


Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune,

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