Physician’s license suspended
The Texas Medical Board has suspended the license of a North Texas physician after his arrest on charges of child sex assault and drug possession.
Timothy Morris Collins, 53, of Arlington was booked into the Tarrant County jail Oct. 30 on two counts of sexual assault of a child and one count of possession of 1 to 4 grams of a controlled substance. He posted $52,500 bond the following day, court records show.
A disciplinary panel of the state’s medical board temporarily suspended his license without notice Thursday “after determining his continuation in the practice of medicine poses a continuing threat to public welfare,” the board said in a written statement.
Collins, who specializes in family medicine, has been licensed since 1995. According to the board and his LinkedIn profile, he practices at Plano-based North Texas Medical Specialists.
Court records indicate that the incidents that led to the sexual assault charges took place in 1995 and 2012. Police have not released any additional information about those charges.
A criminal complaint for the drug charge says Collins was in possession of methamphetamine Oct. 29.
Collins was arrested in 2016 on a drug-possession charge after authorities said he had meth, but a Tarrant County grand jury opted not to indict him.
The state medical board has twice taken disciplinary action against him in the past.
In 2011, the board found Collins had failed to keep accurate records about his purchases and disposal of controlled substances and ordered him to take continuing medical education and pay a $1,000 fine.
Three years later, the board found that Collins had solicited a patient for financial help, kept medical records that didn’t support multiple patients’ prescriptions to controlled substances and didn’t cooperate with the board.
In lieu of suspending his license, the board put Collins on a probationary period that included a public reprimand, oversight of his practice by another physician and the requirement that he reapply to the Drug Enforcement Admin-istration and Texas Department of Public Safety to be able to prescribe controlled substances.