FLEMINGTON, NJ – A local doctor whose prescribing privileges had already been suspended has surrendered his Drug Enforcement Agency registration, according to a press release from Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III.
Dr. Jay Kuris voluntarily surrendered his registration on Jan. 12, Kearns said.
Kuris was found guilty on eight counts of violating multiple provisions of the Uniform Enforcement Act in August. That included engaging in gross negligence, engaging in repeated acts of negligence and indiscriminate prescribing, according to the statement.
Kuris had previously been prohibited from directing any other health care professional to prescribe, administer or dispense controlled dangerous substances to his patients.
By voluntarily surrendering his DEA registration, “the doctor surrendered his rights to prescribe and/or write out prescriptions for controlled substances,” Kearns said. Kuris is also forbidden to prescribe controlled substances again “until he has met all administrative responsibilities as dictated by the state Board of Medical Examiners and Drug Enforcement Agency.”
The announcement follows a three month joint undercover investigation by Kearns’ office, New Jersey U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration-Tactical Diversion Squad and the state Office of the Attorney General-DCA Enforcement Bureau.
Kuris is a psychiatrist who received his medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine. He has been in practice for more than 20 years.
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