For Immediate Release - June 02, 2004

State Board Revokes Physical Therapist License

State Board Revokes Physical Therapist License

The Massachusetts Board of Allied Health Professions has revoked the physical therapist license of Boris Eydinov of Brookline, effective May 24, 2004. The Board alleges that Eydinov failed to comply with a consent agreement he entered into in August 2001.

In that consent agreement, Eydinov acknowledged that he engaged in over-utilization of practice, improper record keeping, improper charges and unprofessional conduct. Eydinov agreed to an 18-month suspension followed by a 30-month probationary period. During the probationary period, Eydinov was required to complete continuing education courses, receive direct supervision from a Board-approved physical therapist and provide the Board with supervisor reports on a quarterly basis. Eydinov failed to fulfill any of the conditions of the probation.

"The Boards in the Division of Professional Licensure will not tolerate licensees who do not comply with the conditions of a consent agreement and I applaud the Board for their swift action," said Anne L. Collins, Director of the Division of Professional Licensure.

The Board issued an Order to Show Cause on October 7, 2003, requiring Eydinov to explain why the Board should not take action against his license. Eydinov failed to appear or respond in the matter. As a result, the Board revoked his license by default decision.

Consumers are encouraged to exercise their rights and continually visit the Division's Web site at www.mass.gov/reg and select the "check a license" option to determine whether a professional is licensed and in good standing.

The Division of Professional Licensure is an agency within the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation. The Division of Professional Licensure is responsible for ensuring the integrity of the licensure process for 43 trades and professions regulated by 29 boards of registration, the continual updating of licenses for approximately 330,000 licensees, and the maintenance of the multiple databases related to licensing, enforcement, and revenue collection. In fiscal year 2003, the Division of Professional Licensure imposed record levels of professional discipline including 949 disciplinary actions and over $27,000 in fines and over $50,000 in refunds for consumers.