LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - Michael Jackson's former doctor, convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the singer's death, has been asked by the California Medical Board to return his license.
The board has officially notified Dr. Murray that his license has been suspended, effectively banning him from practicing in the state, TMZ reports. The penalty is par for the course anytime a doctor is convicted of a felony.
The physician was convicted in November of causing Jackson's death in a manslaughter case that centered on Murray's use of the powerful anesthetic propofol to help the singer sleep. Murray, who was sentenced to four years behind bars, remains in jail and has until the middle of this month to return the certificates.
Following that, the California Medical Board will at a later date move to revoke Murray's medical license.