Board of Medical Examiners Calls for Immediate Suspension of Dr. Janaki Earla’s Medical License

MONTGOMERY –The Alabama Board of Medical Examiners today filed a petition with the Alabama Medical Licensure Commission to immediately suspend the medical license of Dr. Janaki Earla, who was arrested by Blount County police last week on a charge of first-degree human trafficking of a minor.
The Alabama Board of Medical Examiners is the state regulatory and law enforcement agency responsible for regulating the practice of medicine in Alabama. The Medical Licensure Commission is scheduled to meet on Friday in an emergency session to consider the petition and is expected to suspend Dr. Earla’s medical license.
“This is necessary in the interest of patient safety,” said William Perkins, Executive Director of the Board of Medical Examiners. “The Board’s petition will be considered by the Medical Licensure Commission, which adjudicates formal charges brought against physicians and determines the appropriate disciplinary resolution.”