Bosworth hits legal wall in court bid for medical license

Published: Jun. 27, 2016 at 6:44 PM CDT
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On Monday afternoon, Annette Bosworth was back in a Sioux Falls courtroom where the topic of discussion was her medical license.

As we first told you last week, a judge issued a stay on whether to revoke her license after she was convicted of 12 felonies related to election law violations from her 2014 U-S Senate bid.

But the state medical board reported Bosworth's license as being revoked to a federal physicians database. So while Bosworth can practice medicine in South Dakota, the federal status means she can not buy malpractice insurance and can not do business with Medicare or Medicaid.

Today, Minnehaha County Judge Douglas Hoffman said he can't rule on how a federal board does it's business but and also said the state medical board shouldn't have done what it did. Bosworth spoke with KSFY following the court hearing. "To have validation that i have quietly and calmly tried to do what is in my means in front of me and its just a huge mountain to overcome. so when one voice of authority says hey, she has a feels good."

Bosworth says she will continue seeing patients on a limited basis in both Sioux Falls and Pine Ridge but is worried because she can't buy malpractice coverage right now.