Board of Healing Arts Likely to Decide Convicted Doctor's Fate

By: 13 News
By: 13 News

The Kansas State Board of Healing Arts likely will review whether a Manhattan doctor will lose his license over an aggravated battery conviction.

A jury found 46-year old Russell Reitz guilty last week for an altercation at the home of his ex-wife that left a K-State business professor injured.

Reitz is a radiation oncologist and the son of state senator Roger Reitz.

Kansas State Board of Healing Arts spokesperson Kristi Pankratz says state statute says anyone convicted of a felony will have their license revoked. However, a two-thirds majority of the Board can vote to find the licensee will not pose a threat to the public.

Pankratz would not comment whether anything was pending against Reitz, citing confidentiality.


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