Medical Board OKs up to $200K to Review Sex Misconduct Cases

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The State Medical Board of Ohio has approved spending up to $150,000 more on a review of about 2,000 closed cases of alleged sexual misconduct or impropriety by doctors.

It previously approved $50,000 to pay former prosecutors or other law enforcement agents to review whether any cases were improperly closed or involved evidence of criminal misconduct that was ignored. The additional funding approved this week was sought to hire more reviewers and finish that work by summer.

The board launched the review after learning evidence was ignored in investigating an Ohio State University team doctor now accused of abusing young men for two decades.