*California’s medical board has renewed a bid to suspend the license of Dr. Conrad Murray, the physician charged in Michael Jackson’s death.
The state attorney general’s office argued in a brief filed Monday that the current prohibition against Dr. Murray using anesthetics is insufficient, reports the AP.
“While the defendant asserts that he will not practice in California, there is no legal bar to him changing his mind and engaging in practice in this state,” the filing states. It also argues, “it is not just his ‘prescribing’ practices that are in question, but his fundamental judgment and skill as a physician.”
Murray’s lawyer Ed Chernoff plans to file a response to the court later this week. He has previously argued it is unnecessary to revoke Murray’s California license since he does not practice in the state. They also cautioned that a suspension would have a domino effect leading to his inability to practice at his clinics in Nevada and Texas, where he is also licensed.
The doctor is due back in court Monday. He has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the death of the singer from the anesthetic propofol and other drugs.