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Iowa doctor accused of sterilizing woman against her will
A 64-year-old Iowa Falls physician has had formal disciplinary charges filed against him by the Iowa Board of Medicine.Dr. George H. Pfaltzgraff was charged on July 8 with performing a 2008 tubal ligation on a female patient without proper consent. According to the Iowa Board of Medicine, the woman told Pfaltzgraff that she did not want the procedure. There was no signed form of consent.
A hearing on the matter has been scheduled for Sept. 9.
Although the exact details aren’t available in the minutes of the Wisconsin Medical Examining Board, a Dr. George Pfaltzgraff was given an administrative warning in 2002.
Pfaltzgraff remains an active member of the staff at Ellsworth Municipal Hospital in Iowa Falls, according to the Associated Press.