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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Oregon Medical Board Response

Response to the Post found Here

Dear Julia,

The Oregon Medical Board has received your complaint regarding Dr Jean-Baptiste on July 22, 2009. In order for the Board to proceed with a formal investigation, a medico-legal basis must exist to support the belief that Dr Jean-Baptiste may have violated Oregon law. Following the review by the Board's Investigations Department, an insufficient basis was found to warrant further investigation of your complaint.

By saying this, I am not implying that your contact with Dr. Jean-Baptiste and the staff at the Columbia Women's Clinic was perfect. Problems do arise at times in areas of care, but a single incident such as you described does not constitute a violation of Oregon Law. However, if you have additional compelling evidence or documentation from another physician or health care professional that the care and treatment provided by Dr. Jean Baptiste was substandard, the Board would be willing to review this.

Although the Board will not be initiating a formal investigation, I wish to let you know that this should not be interpreted by you as the Board minimizing or downplaying the concerns which you described in your letter. The information which you provided helps the Board in tracking trends in complaints about physicians, which can eventually aid the Board in intervening with physicians who may exhibit a history of problematic behavior.

Thank you for bringing your concerns to the attention of the Oregon Medical Board.

Randy H Day
Complaint Resource Officer
Investigations/Compliance Unit

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