NM Doctor's License Reinstated After Fatal DWI

Feb 24, 2013

The New Mexico Medical Board has reinstated the medical license of a surgeon who pleaded no contest to drunken driving in a car accident that killed a 4-year-old girl in Santa Fe.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that recent board's minutes say Deborah Aaron's license was reinstated after she demonstrated that she was in compliance with a substance-abuse treatment program.

Aaron and the board agreed in July that she could keep her medical license if she enrolled in a monitored treatment plan and remained under board supervision. But the board had initially concluded last year that Aaron has failed to seek treatment.

Aaron was arrested after the December 2011 crash that killed 4-year-old Yuliana Aremi Reyes Vasquez.

The board's website indicates Aaron now is living in Arizona.

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