According to The State newspaper:
An appeal filed last month by West Columbia alternative-medicine physician James Shortt was dismissed Thursday, court papers show.
Shortt had been appealing his suspension last month by the state medical board.
But Administrative Law Judge John Geathers dismissed his appeal after determining Shortt failed to exhaust all options prior to bringing the case before the court.
The board cited Shortt for violations of medical practices and state law involving eight unidentified patients.
Though the petition does not name Shortt because of secrecy laws, the facts cited make it clear it is in reference to his case.