Dr. Lori Hansen gets off probation
OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision voted to end Dr. Lori Hansen’s probation.
Since 2007, Dr. Hansen has been practicing under an indefinite probation.
Thursday, the board voted unanimously to allow Hansen to end her probation, essentially giving Dr. Hansen the ability to apply for privileges at area hospitals.
“I think that if you can get over your pride and accept that you do have a difficulty, and ask for help, and help is there. In my case I turned to the Lord,” Hansen said. “I have been off drugs and alcohol for seven years and I have done really, really well.”
Dr. Hansen is a plastic surgeon who has battled with prescription drug and alcohol abuse since 2000.
Hansen was charged with a felony in 2000 after she admitted to writing prescriptions in the names of her employees and then taking the drugs herself.
The Board of Medical Licensure suspended Hansen’s medical license in 2002 and then reinstated in that same year under the terms of a five year probation.
Hansen relapsed in 2005 and sought treatment for substance abuse.
Dr. Hansen voluntarily surrendered her license in 2006 in lieu of prosecution.
Hansen has been married to Wes Lane for 25 years.
Lane was recently appointed to be the chairman of the Oklahoma Commission of Human Services.
He was the District Attorney in Oklahoma County from 2001 to 2006.
“The early years of this was just a very difficult time. What’s really been exciting to me in our 25 years of marriage is to hear her say that she’s never been happier in her entire life. I’m just very proud of her,” Lane said.
In 2010 and 2001 the board denied Hansen’s requests to have her indefinite probation terminated.
She was Miss Oklahoma USA in 1976.