GCMB reviews internal policy regarding handling of sexual misconduct and boundary violations
On June 09, 2017, The Georgia Medical Board adopted a public statement regarding the Board’s handling of sexual misconduct and boundary violations.
The Board, at the direction of Board Chairman Dr. John Antalis, began reviewing previous sexual misconduct/boundary violations cases in an effort to ensure the Board is following its mission to protect the health of Georgians through the proper licensing of physicians and certain members of the healing arts and through objective enforcement of the Medical Practice Act.
It is the intent of the Board to protect Georgia patients from physicians who use coercion or power for sex by:
• EDUCATING physicians about the importance of reporting colleagues who may be committing boundary violations
• INVESTIGATING every allegation and involving law enforcement when the investigation reveals criminal activity
• ENFORCING allegations that are proven by issuance of a Public Consent Order or Revocation of their medical license