Secretary of State Jeffrey Bullock and the Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline issued an emergency suspension July 27 to Dover psychiatrist Yvette K. Baker for breaching a consent agreement regarding the prescribing of controlled substances, said department spokesman Christopher R. Portante.


Secretary of State Jeffrey Bullock and the Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline issued an emergency suspension July 27 to Dover psychiatrist Yvette K. Baker for breaching a consent agreement regarding the prescribing of controlled substances, said department spokesman Christopher R. Portante.

After receiving a formal complaint that Baker had violated the state’s Medical Practice Act, the Delaware Department of Justice entered into a consent agreement with her in April, which was accepted by the board. In that agreement, Baker acknowledged she would be restricted from prescribing, administering, dispensing and distributing opiate controlled substances, Portante said.

Following an investigation by the Division of Professional Regulation, which revealed violation of the consent agreement, the Department of Justice filed an emergency complaint with the board seeking immediate suspension of Baker’s license.

The order was signed by Bullock and board President Raymond Moore. Bullock also issued an order of suspension for Baker’s controlled substance registration, Portante said.

Baker has been ordered to place a notice on her office door informing patients on how they can obtain their medical records and advising them to contact their primary care physicians for a referral to another psychiatrist during the period she is unable to offer treatment, Portante said.

Baker’s status has been updated on the Division of Professional Regulation’s online license verification service. This tool lists the status of 71,000 professional licensees in Delaware and can be accessed by visiting dpr.delaware.gov and clicking “Verify License Online.”