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Doneen Hollingsworth, Secretary of Health

South Dakota Board of Pharmacy

Disciplinary Action Report 2007


Name: Michelle Tuohy, R.Ph.

City: Vermillion, SD

License Number: R-5370

License Status: Suspended December 15, 2006; Reinstated December 19, 2007

Board Action: Five-year Probation beginning March 16, 2007

Effective Date: December 15, 2006

Description: Violated laws and rules governing pharmacists. Diverted by fraud, without authority, prescription drugs for her own use. Tuohy was ordered to enter and successfully complete a monitored program for health professionals. She must enroll in the Health Professionals Assistance Program for a minimum of five years and not work without direct supervision for three months. Tuohy’s employer shall provide quarterly reviews of her work progress and submit such to the Board of Pharmacy.

Tuohy is ordered to reimburse the Board of Pharmacy for costs of this action pursuant to SDCL 1-26-29.1 up to $500.

Tuohy shall violate no federal, state, or local laws, rules or regulations.

The Board of Pharmacy shall continue jurisdiction in this matter and may revoke said suspension and proceed on grounds to further suspend or revoke Tuohy’s pharmacist license in the event any conditions are violated.


Name: Laura Mahlendorf, R.Ph.

City: St. Paul, MN

License Number: 5006

License Status: Inactive October 1, 2007

Board Action: Five-year Probation

Effective Date: December 15, 2006

Description: Violated laws and rules governing pharmacists.  Diverted by fraud, without authority, prescription controlled drugs for her own use.  Mahlendorf’s pharmacist license was placed on probationary status for five (5) years beginning December 15, 2006, during which time said license shall be subject to the following:  shall participate in a health professionals assistance program offered by the state of her residence.  The program shall provide the board quarterly reports concerning Mahlendorf’s status and progress.

If Mahlendorf returns to South Dakota as her primary residence and state of practice, she shall appear before the Board.

Mahlendorf shall violate no federal, state, or local laws, rules or regulations.

The Board shall have continuing jurisdiction in this matter.