State wants costs for proceedings against former physician's assistant

By Justin Anderson | Jun 17, 2009

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Board of Medicine says a man whose physician's assistant license was revoked on charges of illegally writing prescriptions owes more than $30,000 for the cost of the proceedings.

The agency filed a lawsuit May 28 in Kanawha Circuit Court against Timothy A. Bolyard.

According to the lawsuit, the state initiated evidentiary hearings against Bolyard in September 2008. The allegations against Bolyard were that he was writing prescriptions for hydrocodone to family members and others using a doctor's name.

The board revoked Bolyard's license on Feb. 18, 2009.

The lawsuit says that though Bolyard denied the state's charges against him, he pleaded guilty to a federal charge of conspiracy to distribute hydrocodone and agreed that disciplinary actions should be taken against his license.

The state sent Bolyard a notice with an invoice for him to pay $32,489 in costs to conduct the evidentiary hearings.

Bolyard has not paid the bill and has made no attempts to challenge his revocation, the board says. State law gives Bolyard 30 days to appeal the order, the lawsuit says.

Deborah Lewis Rodecker is representing the plaintiff. The case is before Kanawha Circuit Judge Tod Kaufman.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 09-C-1002

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