BALTIMORE (AP) — A member of the Maryland Board of Regents who resigned last month had his license to practice medicine suspended about a week before he resigned.

Dr. John Young’s license was suspended by the Maryland State Board of Physicians on Feb. 13. He was suspended for administering a drug to treat autistic children without examining and monitoring them adequately. The board suspended the license of Young’s medical partner in 2011.

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The Board of Regents said his resignation was effective Feb. 21. The Board of Regents said Young cited the need to devote more time to other activities.

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Young began his term on the Board of Regents in July 2009.

The Board of Regents is the governing body of the University System of Maryland.

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