Friday, June 15, 2012

Dr. Smith is still, well, Dr. Smith.

The state medical board renewed Dr. Smith's medical license recently. Charlie Smith reported in the Greenwood Commonwealth:

"Dr. Arnold Smith has renewed his medical license for another year, even as he sits behind bars on murder charges.

It had been set to expire on June 30 but is now extended through June 30, 2013, according to records from the Mississippi Board of Medical Licensure.

The board held a hearing regarding the Greenwood oncologist on May 29 in Ridgeland. Leflore County Sheriff Ricky Banks said he received a subpoena from the board requiring the presence of Smith, who is being held without bond at the county jail.

Banks said he arranged for security in Madison County at the hearing. It was held at 4:30 p.m., after office workers there had gone home, Banks said. The sheriff said he didn’t know the results.

Dr. Vann Craig, executive director of the Board of Medical Licensure, said no formal action has been taken by the board and that Smith’s license is active through 2013.

“Until such time as we have something solid, the board has no dog in this hunt,” Craig said.

When asked if Smith could resume practicing medicine freely if he was released from jail, Craig said, “The answer to your question basically is yes.”

All physician licenses are renewed online, he said. Doctors pay a $200 renewal fee with a credit card, he said.

State law says the Board of Medical Licensure can take disciplinary action against a doctor for unprofessional conduct, professional incompetency or if the physician has been disciplined by hospital or a local, regional, state or national medical association. It can also take action based on mental or physical disability.

Doctors under investigation are entitled to a hearing and can appeal the decision in chancery court.

Smith has been investigated before but never punished. For example, a complaint filed last summer questioning Smith’s mental competency was dismissed.

William Bell of Ridgeland, Smith’s lead attorney, could not be reached for comment this morning..."

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

I just renewed mine, and I think there was a question about having been accused of a felony on there. Maybe it was just if you had been _convicted_ of a felony though.

When are his hospital priveleges up for review or renewal?

Shadowfax said...

Sounds reasonable to me. He ain't been found guilty of nothin'.

Anonymous said...

These are the folks who constantly carp about crooked lawyers needing their licenses revoked. Good for the goose, Good for the gander . . .

Anonymous said...

12:46
Smith isn't charged with being a crooked doctor. Apples and Oranges, dumbass.

Franklin said...

Apples and Oranges???!!

When a doctor sworn to protect life, instead takes one. And is videotaped hiring the killer??!!

Anonymous said...

Franklin,
Apparently you have trouble with reading comprehension, or are an attorney yourself. 12:46 was trying to smack the posters here that call for unscrupulous, crooked lawyers having their licenses revoked. Murdering doctors will have their license revoked, if found guilty. Crooked lawyers have always got their pals at the bar association to watch their backs. But, even the bar might take a license from a convicted lawyer.

Shadowfax said...

Newsflash: The man has been convincted of NOTHING. Crawl back in your holes.

Anonymous said...

Regarding the question about revocation of hospital privileges: Dr. Smith hasn't had privileges at Greenwood Leflore Hospital for many years. He is not allowed to admit his patients there, write orders, etc. Unfortunately, because his clinic has a long-term lease within the hospital facility, people continue to think that he is associated with the hospital. That lease runs out next year and it's a safe bet that it will not be renewed, no matter what the outcome of the criminal proceedings.

Regarding the licensure board's decision, they have in the past been very diligent about revoking licenses for miscreant doctors. They're scared of Arnold Smith, who goes after anyone who crosses him with no holds barred. I believe videotaped evidence of plans to murder someone warrants a license revocation, even if he hasn't yet been tried.

Anonymous said...

Call me crazy, but what really caught my eye was that the office was deserted at 4:30 in the afternoon. I want that job.

Shadowfax said...

4:20. I doubt the term 'miscreant' exists in the handbook of the licensure board. What, other than your attitude and assumptions, do you have, factually, to base your opinion on? I watched a million cowboy shows as a youngster and never did agree with stringing a cowboy up just because.

Anonymous said...

Too bad there isn't a 12 step program for crazy as fuck. If there was, the board would sentence Smith to attend. He could then turn his life over to a God of his own understanding and be ok, or some bullshit to that effect.

Anonymous said...

I've had medical licenses in several states before and when you renew all of the ask if you've been arrested, not just convicted. I guess the the Miss Medical Board and all it's wisdom has given him a "pass." You can't get one for a DUI but you must be able to get one for being batshit crazy

Anonymous said...

All of this misunderstanding is
because of those damn Illuminati in Rolling Fork

Franklin said...

2:06 -- huh?

So in your bizarro world only lawyers are "crooked" short of conviction ? Cuz some might think a Dr. who videotapes himself hiring a killer, which killer is then shot by the police at the scene of the attempted murder is , say, uh.....whassa the word.......oh i know----crooked---and also kinda violated some key oaths, Hippocratic and otherwise , which oaths might just interest a licensing agency.

But if you instead wish a conviction before pulling a professional license I guess that's fair enough--and apples to apples.

KaptKangaroo said...

ShoobieFoopie,

Yes, the man is guilty of nothing at this point.

However, trying to sanctify behavior as you do is no more endearing than the words you write.

Perhaps you should take some time to expand your thinking.....


ShipFoopi

Shadowfax said...

Root: I've not attempted to sanctify anything. Only pointing out that we can't convict the man on a web blog. I'm convinced he's wacky and dangerous as a three wheeled bumper car, but there's a process. I'm also convinced you and Moople are twins, separated last nite at Wild Wings.

meople said...

I thought you would have figured it out by now shamefulfax. We (they) certainly can crucify anyone on this blog with or without trial, with or without warrant. Get over it. And I am a little disappointed that you didn't glamour in my compliment earlier this week. I would be honored to be kapts twin.

Anonymous said...

Just because it was renewed for the annual renewal doesn't mean they aren't able to pull it whenever they deem necessary. I believe they are working to those ends. A lot of their investigations and intercedences aren't publicized.

Anonymous said...

Again. I agree with the good doc that this is nothing more than a set-up by the Rolling Fork Illuminati.

It all started when they began replacing his
dinette set with replica chairs.

Anonymous said...

I just find it hard to believe that the same board that makes doctors go for a psyche evaluation who are suspected of being bipolar is going to do nothing about a doctor that is off his damn rocker and is obviously delusional. Part of the paralysis is that the board lets the Mississippi Professionals Health Program intercede on doctors with substance and behavior problems. MPHP is run by a bunch of 12 steppers, headed by Dr. Scott Hambleton, who went to rehab multiple times before he saw the light. Smith case probably isn't unique historically, but his issue certainly presents a problem to the MPHP, he just doesn't fit the 12 step recovery model. At best, he could be sent to the Professionals Enhancement Program, or "happy camp" that disruptive doctors who piss enough people off get to attend. I would love to see first meeting where everyone introduced themselves and tells why they are there. "I am Arnold Smith, my town is run by Muslim Illuminati, and I hired some blacks outside of Lusco's to kill the head of the syndicate." Holy shit, you just can't fix crazy. I suspect that once he goes to trial and gets found guilty, Van Craig will have the balls to jerk his license. The board, however, is charged with protecting the public interest, and should take Smith's license now due to it's obligation to the public. Shame on you Craig for being such a wimp.

Anonymous said...

Smith has already had an initial psych eval that suggested "problems" and a full evaluation before a hearing. I've been told that the outgoing President has an order drafted to temporarily pull Smith's license immediately if he gets out (pending a full and formal hearing). The incoming President will do the same.

Suscribe to latest on JJ.

Recent Comments

Search Jackson Jambalaya

Subscribe to JJ's Youtube channel

Archives

Trollfest '09

Trollfest '07 was such a success that Jackson Jambalaya will once again host Trollfest '09. Catch this great event which will leave NE Jackson & Fondren in flames. Othor Cain and his band, The Black Power Structure headline the night while Sonjay Poontang returns for an encore performance. Former Frank Melton bodyguard Marcus Wright makes his premier appearance at Trollfest singing "I'm a Sweet Transvestite" from "The Rocky Horror Picture Show." Kamikaze will sing his new hit, “How I sold out to da Man.” Robbie Bell again performs: “Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be Bells” and “Any friend of Ed Peters is a friend of mine”. After the show, Ms. Bell will autograph copies of her mug shot photos. In a salute to “Dancing with the Stars”, Ms. Bell and Hinds County District Attorney Robert Smith will dance the Wango Tango.

Wrestling returns, except this time it will be a Battle Royal with Othor Cain, Ben Allen, Kim Wade, Haley Fisackerly, Alan Lange, and “Big Cat” Donna Ladd all in the ring at the same time. The Battle Royal will be in a steel cage, no time limit, no referee, and the losers must leave town. Marshand Crisler will be the honorary referee (as it gives him a title without actually having to do anything).


Meet KIM Waaaaaade at the Entergy Tent. For five pesos, Kim will sell you a chance to win a deed to a crack house on Ridgeway Street stuffed in the Howard Industries pinata. Don't worry if the pinata is beaten to shreds, as Mr. Wade has Jose, Emmanuel, and Carlos, all illegal immigrants, available as replacements for the it. Upon leaving the Entergy tent, fig leaves will be available in case Entergy literally takes everything you have as part of its Trollfest ticket price adjustment charge.

Donna Ladd of The Jackson Free Press will give several classes on learning how to write. Smearing, writing without factchecking, and reporting only one side of a story will be covered. A donation to pay their taxes will be accepted and she will be signing copies of their former federal tax liens. Ms. Ladd will give a dramatic reading of her two award-winning essays (They received The Jackson Free Press "Best Of" awards.) "Why everything is always about me" and "Why I cover murders better than anyone else in Jackson".

In the spirit of helping those who are less fortunate, Trollfest '09 adopts a cause for which a portion of the proceeds and donations will be donated: Keeping Frank Melton in his home. The “Keep Frank Melton From Being Homeless” booth will sell chances for five dollars to pin the tail on the jackass. John Reeves has graciously volunteered to be the jackass for this honorable excursion into saving Frank's ass. What's an ass between two friends after all? If Mr. Reeves is unable to um, perform, Speaker Billy McCoy has also volunteered as when the word “jackass” was mentioned he immediately ran as fast as he could to sign up.


In order to help clean up the legal profession, Adam Kilgore of the Mississippi Bar will be giving away free, round-trip plane tickets to the North Pole where they keep their bar complaint forms (which are NOT available online). If you don't want to go to the North Pole, you can enjoy Brant Brantley's (of the Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance) free guided tours of the quicksand field over by High Street where all complaints against judges disappear. If for some reason you are unable to control yourself, never fear; Judge Houston Patton will operate his jail where no lawyers are needed or allowed as you just sit there for minutes... hours.... months...years until he decides he is tired of you sitting in his jail. Do not think Judge Patton is a bad judge however as he plans to serve free Mad Dog 20/20 to all inmates.

Trollfest '09 is a pet-friendly event as well. Feel free to bring your dog with you and do not worry if your pet gets hungry, as employees of the Jackson Zoo will be on hand to provide some of their animals as food when it gets to be feeding time for your little loved one.

Relax at the Fox News Tent. Since there are only three blonde reporters in Jackson (being blonde is a requirement for working at Fox News), Megan and Kathryn from WAPT and Wendy from WLBT will be on loan to Fox. To gain admittance to the VIP section, bring either your Republican Party ID card or a Rebel Flag. Bringing both and a torn-up Obama yard sign will entitle you to free drinks served by Megan, Wendy, and Kathryn. Get your tickets now. Since this is an event for trolls, no ID is required. Just bring the hate. Bring the family, Trollfest '09 is for EVERYONE!!!

This is definitely a Beaver production.


Note: Security provided by INS.

Trollfest '07

Jackson Jambalaya is the home of Trollfest '07. Catch this great event which promises to leave NE Jackson & Fondren in flames. Sonjay Poontang and his band headline the night with a special steel cage, no time limit "loser must leave town" bout between Alan Lange and "Big Cat"Donna Ladd following afterwards. Kamikaze will perform his new song F*** Bush, he's still a _____. Did I mention there was no referee? Dr. Heddy Matthias and Lori Gregory will face off in the undercard dueling with dangling participles and other um, devices. Robbie Bell will perform Her two latest songs: My Best Friends are in the Media and Mama's, Don't Let Your Babies Grow up to be George Bell. Sid Salter of The Clarion-Ledger will host "Pin the Tail on the Trial Lawyer", sponsored by State Farm.

There will be a hugging booth where in exchange for your young son, Frank Melton will give you a loooong hug. Trollfest will have a dunking booth where Muhammed the terrorist will curse you to Allah as you try to hit a target that will drop him into a vat of pig grease. However, in the true spirit of Separate But Equal, Don Imus and someone from NE Jackson will also sit in the dunking booth for an equal amount of time. Tom Head will give a reading for two hours on why he can't figure out who the hell he is. Cliff Cargill will give lessons with his .80 caliber desert eagle, using Frank Melton photos as targets. Tackleberry will be on hand for an autograph session. KIM Waaaaaade will be passing out free titles and deeds to crackhouses formerly owned by The Wood Street Players.

If you get tired come relax at the Fox News Tent. To gain admittance to the VIP section, bring either your Republican Party ID card or a Rebel Flag. Bringing both will entitle you to free drinks.Get your tickets now. Since this is an event for trolls, no ID is required, just bring the hate. Bring the family, Trollfest '07 is for EVERYONE!!!

This is definitely a Beaver production.

Note: Security provided by INS
.