Feb. 27, 2019
Contact: Benjamin Clapper
NEW ORLEANS – Yesterday, the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners (LSBME) issued a “Notice for Summary Suspension of Medical License” on its website notifying the public that the medical license of Dr. Kevin Govan Work has been suspended pending “final resolution” in an administrative hearing. The notice states that “pending the institution and conclusion of formal administrative procedures herein, emergency action is imperative to safeguard the public health, welfare, and safety.”
Last week, Louisiana Right to Life sent a letter of concern for public safety to the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners about Dr. Kevin Work, the probation of his medical license, and his current practice at two outpatient abortion facilities, Delta Women’s Clinic in Baton Rouge and at Women’s Healthcare Center in New Orleans. Louisiana Right to Life also issued a press release on the matter.
Benjamin Clapper, Executive Director of Louisiana Right to Life, said the following: “We applaud the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners for their prompt action in investigating Dr. Kevin Work and taking emergency action to protect the safety of the public. We look forward to learning more about the LSMBE’s final action on this investigation.”
Clapper continued, “Even more concerning than Dr. Work’s potential violation of his probation is the abortion facilities’ apparent decision to hire a physician on probation with a troubled past. Did the abortion facilities review information about Dr. Work prior to hiring him? If so, did they inform their clients of Dr. Work’s history and probation status? It appears Dr. Work’s presence is another indication that these abortion facilities are for-profit businesses willing to cut corners when it comes to the health and safety of their clients. We call on the Louisiana Legislature and the Louisiana Department of Health to take a close look at this situation and determine if additional steps need to be pursued to require abortion facilities to further vet their physicians and inform clients of the disciplinary history of their physicians.”