May 3, 2016 8:07 AM

NH officials: Doctor at Manchester jail poses 'imminent danger to life' of inmates

MANCHESTER — The doctor who oversees medical care for hundreds of inmates at the Valley Street jail had his medical license temporarily suspended, after state medical officials said his continued practice at the jail would amount to an imminent danger to life, safety and health.

In a 15-page emergency order released Monday, the state Board of Medicine detailed alleged mistreatments under Dr. Matthew J. Masewic. They included a still birth, a pelvic abscess that led to paralysis, and refusals to allow access to proper medications, according to The Union-Leader.

The alleged transgressions took place between 2011 and last year.

The Board of Medicine scheduled a hearing for Masewic, who is also a unit medical director at the New Hampshire Hospital, for 1 p.m. Wednesday at the board offices, 121 Fruit St., Concord.

The suspension only covers Masewic’s ability to practice at correctional facilities.

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