BRUNSWICK, Maine — A Brunswick orthopedic surgeon has been placed on indefinite probation by state regulators after they learned that the now-closed Parkview Adventist Medical Center had suspended his privileges based on substandard or inadequate care.

After Parkview notified the board in August 2015 that surgeon Peter Ameglio’s privileges had been suspended based on “substandard or inadequate care,” the Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine initiated a complaint alleging incompetence and/or unprofessional conduct in connection with his treatment of two patients on June 8, 2015, specifically deficiencies in documenting a patient’s medical history and in discharging a patient, the release states.

On Aug. 20, 2015, Parkview was purchased by Mid Coast Hospital and the two merged into Mid Coast-Parkview Health.

An additional investigation and review by an independent outside orthopedic surgeon concluded that Ameglio “inadequate[ly]” documented preoperative history and past medical history, including information that could have negatively affected patient outcomes.

The reviewer said, “there was some evidence of either a lack of fitness or an ability to apply principles primarily based upon poor documentation,” but concluded that Ameglio did not engage in unprofessional conduct.

Under the terms of a consent agreement signed last week by Ameglio, the Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine and the Maine office of the attorney general, Ameglio’s medical license is on probation for an indeterminate time. He must successfully complete 20 hours of continuing medical education, and either complete an additional surgical fellowship or practice medicine with an orthopedic physician monitor, according to a release from the board Tuesday.

Ameglio has been licensed to practice in Maine since 2000.