AUGUSTA, ME - On January 14, 2020, the Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine (Board), Office of Attorney General, and Hugh MacDonald, MD entered into a Consent Agreement for the immediate permanent surrender of Dr. MacDonald's Maine medical license. Dr. MacDonalds license was previously suspended on June 28, 2018. Dr. MacDonald practiced in Newmarket, New Hampshire.

The initial suspension was based upon information that on May 16, 2018, Dr. MacDonald was arrested in New Hampshire on a warrant charging him with several counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault and sexual assault of a patient. On September 5, 2019 Dr. MacDonald was convicted of four counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault.

All Board disciplinary actions are reported to the National Practitioner Data Bank and the Federation of State Medical Boards Action Data Bank. These reports are regularly reviewed by every state licensing board in the country.

The Board is made up of 6 physicians, 3 public members, and a physician assistant appointed by the Governor. Disciplinary actions taken by the Board are available to the public either by telephone at (207) 287-3601, or on the Board's website at www.maine.gov/md.

The Board of Licensure in Medicine is the State of Maine agency charged to protect the health and welfare of the public by verifying the qualifications of physicians to practice, and disciplining physicians for unprofessional conduct and incompetence. Any citizen can request an investigation of a physician or physician assistant by contacting the Board office by telephone at (207) 287-3608, by letter, or by visiting the Board's web site.