Instead, the state's medical licensing agency is slated to decide whether to revoke Dr. Michael Kamrava's license, or take other action at a future meeting.
On Wednesday, the board rejected a recommendation from a judge to revoke Kamrava's license, but stay the action and place him on probation for five years.
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 is also accused of mistreating two other patients.
The next board meeting is scheduled to be held in Los Angeles in May.