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Octuplets Doctor Accused of Negligence

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The doctor of the American woman who gave birth to octuplets in January 2009 has been accused of negligence by the California medical board.

In a complaint filed in December, the board accused Beverly Hills obstetrician/gynecologist Dr. Michael Kamrava of gross negligence and repeated negligent acts in the treatment of a patient identified only by the initials N.S., CNN reported.

In interviews, octuplets mother Nadya Suleman has identified Kamrava as her doctor. Her octuplets and six other children were all conceived through in-vitro fertilization.

In the complaint, the California medical board says that during in-vitro treatment of his patient, Kamrava transferred a number of embryos that was "far in excess of [American Society for Reproductive Medicine] recommendations and beyond the reasonable judgment of any treating physician," CNN reported.

In addition, Kamrava should have referred his patient to a mental health expert after she continued to return for additional in-vitro treatments shortly after each of her pregnancies, the board said.

No date for a hearing has been set, CNN reported.

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