Calif. Board Denies Octomom Doc License Proposal

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Medical Board of California has denied a proposed decision that would have allowed "Octomom" Nadya Suleman's fertility doctor to keep his license, according to an order made public on Wednesday.

Instead, the state's medical licensing agency is slated to decide at a meeting in May whether Dr. Michael Kamrava will keep his license or face other censure for allegedly providing substandard care to Suleman and two other patients.

In an earlier proposed decision, Judge Daniel Juarez recommended the board revoke Kamrava's license but stay the action and place him on probation for five years after overseeing his licensing hearing in Los Angeles late last year.

Kamrava has faced scrutiny from the state and public condemnation since it was revealed that he was the doctor whose fertility treatments resulted in all 14 of Suleman's children.

The Beverly Hills fertility doctor testified to implanting Suleman with 12 embryos - six times the norm for a woman her age - before the pregnancy that resulted in octuplets.

He testified that she agreed to fetal reduction if too many of the embryos became viable, but never returned for follow-up care.

The next board meeting is scheduled to be held in Los Angeles, May 5-6.