The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) recently engaged with its member boards and investigators, trauma experts, physicians, resident physicians, medical students, survivors of physician abuse, and the public to critically review practices related to the handling of reports of sexual misconduct (including harassment and abuse) toward patients by physicians. The review was undertaken as part of a core responsibility of boards to protect the public and motivated by concerning reports of unacceptable behavior by physicians. Specific recommendations from the review were adopted by the FSMB’s House of Delegates on May 2, 2020, and are highlighted in this Viewpoint.1
King PA, Chaudhry HJ, Staz ML. State Medical Board Recommendations for Stronger Approaches to Sexual Misconduct by Physicians. JAMA. 2021;325(16):1609–1610. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.25775
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