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2 Tucson doctors put on probation for substance-abuse issues

Posted: 5:58 AM, Feb 21, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-21 20:47:59-05
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TUCSON, Ariz. - The Arizona Medical Board has put two Tucson doctors on probation after they previously were disciplined for substance-abuse issues.

Dr. Steven M. Rayle and Dr. Sean P. Elliott will remain under board supervision for five years after repeatedly relapsing following previous board-ordered rehabilitation programs.

Rayle works for a physicians group that travels to assisted-living facilities seeing patients who can't get to a doctor's office. Elliott is a professor of pediatrics and interim associate dean for curriculum at the University of Arizona and is set to retire in March.

Under the terms of his probation, Rayle must attend relapse prevention therapy and psychotherapy and submit to random substance-abuse screening tests.