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.
See Public Citizen’s other work on sexual misconduct by health care professionals:
- 15-Year Summary of Sexual Misconduct by U.S. Physicians Reported to the National Practitioner Data Bank, 2003 ― 2017; In-Depth, Updated Evidence on White Coat Betrayal
- Time to End Physician Sexual Abuse of Patients: Calling the U.S. Medical Community to Action
- Crossing the Line: Sexual Misconduct by Nurses Reported to the National Practitioner Data Bank
- Cross-Sectional Analysis of the 1039 U.S. Physicians Reported to the National Practitioner Data Bank for Sexual Misconduct, 2003–2013