BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — A doctor whose license has been suspended by the Montana Board of Medical Examiners due to allegations that he used illegal drugs has requested a hearing.

The Montana Standard reports that Dr. Mark Catalanello is scheduled for a hearing to contest the allegations against him on Feb. 23 and Feb. 24.

He was suspended Sept. 29.

Catalanello was being monitored by the Montana Professional Assistance Program and his medical license was suspended in April 2004 for using alcohol. The state Board of Medical Examiners reinstated his license in 2007. His part-time duties at the Montana Chemical Dependency Center in Butte began in December 2012.

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In August the MPAP began receiving reports from people concerned that he may have relapsed. He refused to undergo toxicology screening.

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Information from: The Montana Standard, http://www.mtstandard.com

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