Letters to HHS/HRSA, FSMB and State Medical Boards Calling to Implement Recommendations to Protect Patients from Physician Sexual Abuse

View press release

View letter to Secretary of HHS/Administrator of HRSA

View letter to the Federation of State Medical Boards

View template letter to state medical boards

View list of state medical and osteopathic boards to which letters were sent

View May 26, 2020, report

Public Citizen urged the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), leaders of the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) and each of 71 state medical and osteopathic boards in the U.S. to implement recommendations to curb physician sexual abuse of patients. The recommendations stemmed from a comprehensive Public Citizen report released in May that analyzed 15-year data of physicians reported to the National Practitioner Data Bank due to sexual misconduct.

August 26, 2020, FSMB response letter.

See Public Citizen’s other work on sexual misconduct by health care professionals: