In May 2012 the Pennsylvania Department of State reported on March 27, 2012, psychiatrist Mary Ann Ager voluntarily surrendered her license to practice medicine and surgery in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania because she had her license to practice medicine disciplined by the proper licensing authority of another state.
On August 13, 2009, the New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners reprimanded Ager for conduct consisting of repeated acts of negligence, malpractice or incompetence; engaging in professional or occupational misconduct; prescribing an excessive amount of a controlled substance and for remaining insufficiently alert to a patient’s dependence on prescribed substances.
Ager is alleged to have inappropriately prescribed pain medication for one patient and wrote prescriptions that allowed the patient to obtain pain medication in dosage amounts exceeding appropriate levels prior to the patient’s death in January 2007.
Source: Disciplinary Actions, May 2012, Pennsylvania Department of State and Consent Order in the Matter of the Suspension or Revocation of the License of Mary Ann Ager, M.D., license no. 25MA04458500, New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners Administrative Action filed August 13, 2009.