Secretary of State Jeffrey Bullock and the state Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline have suspended the Delaware medical license of Eva C. Dickinson, in light of the suspension of her Maryland medical license in December in connection with alleged drug-related criminal activity.

In making this determination, Bullock and the board considered criminal charges by the Maryland State Police outlined in a complaint filed with the board by the Delaware Department of Justice. Dickinson is a resident of Caroline County, Maryland, but has practiced primarily in Delaware at Cutting Edge Treatment Center, a pain-management practice in Harrington, and previously at Compassionate Pain Management with locations in Dover and Seaford.

Delaware Code Title 24 enables a temporary suspension pending a hearing to be issued upon the written order of the secretary of state with the concurrence of the board chair, if the activity of the licensee presents a clear and immediate danger to public health, safety or welfare.

The suspension of Dickinson will remain in effect for a period of 60 days, during which time disciplinary hearings will be held or the final disposition for this individual will take place. As the result of a hearing, the Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline has the authority to impose disciplinary sanctions up to and including revocation of a practitioner’s license or certification.