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Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners Suspends License of Martin Doctor

Monday, March 24, 2014 | 06:04am

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners has suspended the license of Mark A. Cooper, MD of Martin, Tenn. The suspension of the doctor’s license became effective March 19, 2014. As a result of the summary suspension, Cooper was immediately prohibited from practicing medicine in the state.

Cooper’s license was suspended for the following:

  • Unprofessional, dishonorable or unethical conduct
  • Habitual intoxication or personal misuse of drugs or use of intoxicating liquors, narcotics, controlled substances or other drugs or stimulants in such manner as to adversely affect the person’s ability to practice medicine
  • Engaging in the practice of medicine when mentally or physically unable to do so

Cooper’s license will remain suspended pending the outcome of a contested case hearing in the matter or until otherwise ordered by the Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners. Cooper may present his version of the facts to the board at an informal conference if a timely request is made by March 26. The sole issue at the conference would be whether the public health, safety or welfare imperatively required emergency action by the board. The conference will not take place if Cooper declines participation.

Cooper was originally licensed to practice as a medical doctor in Tennessee in 1997.

Detailed information about disciplinary actions is available on the TDH website at http://health.state.tn.us/Licensure/default.aspx. Enter the name of the person of interest and the security code. Once the license information appears, click on "disciplinary action” or “adverse licensure action” and then "view board order.”

The mission of the Tennessee Department of Health is to protect, promote and improve the health and prosperity of people in Tennessee. TDH is one of 22 cabinet-level departments in the executive branch of Tennessee state government. Together with its six vital metro partners, TDH provides direct services for more than one in five Tennesseans annually as well as indirect services for all people in Tennessee including health professional licensure, health facility regulation and inspections of food service establishments. TDH has facilities in all 95 counties and employs more than 3,500 people. For more information about TDH services and programs, visit http://health.state.tn.us/.

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