An Ashland acupuncturist has agreed to surrender his license in a settlement with the state that alleged he was providing naturopathic services even though he was no longer licensed to do so, the Attorney General's office announced today.

An Ashland acupuncturist has agreed to surrender his license in a settlement with the state that alleged he was providing naturopathic services even though he was no longer licensed to do so, the Attorney General's office announced today.

Paul Shandor Weiss, who operated Arura Clinic of Natural Medicine on Fourth Street, has agreed to surrender his acupuncture license, pay the Department of Justice $50,000 and permanently cease providing any health care service in Oregon, according to a release.

Weiss was previously licensed as a naturopathic doctor, but he surrendered his license early this year after several serious complaints were filed with the state Board of Naturopathic Medicine, according to the Department of Justice.

A Department of Justice investigation found that Weiss used language on his website and intake forms that misrepresented the fact that he had surrendered his naturopath license and that he was providing services outside the scope of a licensed acupuncturist.

The state Board of Naturopathic Medicine, which is responsible for licensing and regulating naturopathic physicians in Oregon, referred the case to the Department of Justice.

—Hannah Guzik