Columbus, OH – Dr. Timothy Manuel, a Highland County physician who improperly prescribed opioids to injured workers, was recently sentenced to five years in prison and ordered to pay $12,060 in restitution to BWC.
Manuel, 59, was the subject of a joint investigation by BWC and the Ohio Board of Pharmacy that found he prescribed large amounts of medically-unnecessary oxycodone to numerous patients while working as a doctor at Hillsboro Urgent Care in southwestern Ohio. He also billed BWC for medical services that weren’t provided.
Manuel had pleaded guilty April 27 to four counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs and a fourth-degree felony count of workers’ compensation fraud.
Manuel was taken into custody following his sentencing in the Highland County Court of Common Pleas.
Source: Ohio BWC SID