|Submitted||April 30, 2017|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to Montana Public Records Act, Article II, § 9, I hereby request the following records:
A copy of all complaints against Bennett Braun, MD, state license number MED-PHYS-LIC-10376.
The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.
In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I would request your response within ten (10) business days.
We cannot confirm or deny the existence of complaints unless or until the screening panel finds reasonable cause to believe a violation of the laws and rules that govern the license of an individual have been violated and a Notice for proposed disciplinary actions is filed. At that time, the Notice and all other legal documents from that point forward become public record and we are able to provide copies. The license of Dr. Bennett Braun MD in Montana is currently Active and in good standing, which means no disciplinary actions have been filed against this license by the Montana Board of Medical Examiners.
LaVelle M. Potter
Boards of Medical Examiners, Physical Therapy, Radiologic Technologists; Respiratory Care Practitioners; Crane Operators, Elevator Contractor & Inspectors and Athletic Program
PO Box 200514
Helena MT 59620-0514
I appreciate the reply, and apologize for taking so long to respond. Dr. Braun has been sued on multiple occasions: http://articles.latimes.com/1999/mar/07/news/mn-14693.
Because these lawsuits and the alleged incidents that led to them were outside of Montana, is it not in your purview to investigate? Do you have to receive a complaint from within your jurisdiction in order to investigate a doctor?
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Montana Public Records Act request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 30, 2017. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.
I hope you had a nice holiday weekend.
Thank you for your follow up questions regarding Dr. Bennett Braun. Please find the answers to your inquiries below.
Because these lawsuits and the alleged incidents that led to them were outside of Montana, is it not in your purview to investigate?
This is dependent on the situation, including timing of an allegation, types of allegations and/or the jurisdiction where an out-of-state complaint was filed.
Do you have to receive a complaint from within your jurisdiction in order to investigate a doctor?
Montana Department of Labor & Industry
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