The Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners revoked the medical license of Dr. Harriston Bass Jr. on Friday, 11 months after the physician received a life sentence on a charge of second-degree murder.
The revocation was a result of Bass’ conviction and for multiple medical practice violations. Bass also was fined $10,000 for those violations.
The medical board also ordered Bass to pay all investigation costs, which totaled $51,499.97.
The money is to be paid within one year, board members agreed.
Bass was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 25 years.
Bass, 54, ran a mobile service called Docs 24-7. He treated patients at their homes or hotel rooms and, in some cases, prescribed and sold medications.
In June 2006, the Nevada Board of Pharmacy suspended Bass’ medical license for overprescribing. He also was found guilty of medical malpractice in the 1990s for failing to care for two patients who died after he performed surgery on them.
A jury also convicted him of 49 counts of selling a controlled substance and six counts of possession for sale of a controlled substance.
Under Nevada law, if someone dies from drugs received illegally from a dealer, the seller can be charged with murder.