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Physician Sexual Misconduct: Policy Revisions, Reporting Requirements, Peer Review Process, Privileges

Recording of a 90-minute CLE video webinar with Q&A

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Conducted on Tuesday, April 16, 2024

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This CLE course will provide counsel to healthcare systems and providers with guidance on policies and procedures to address allegations of physician sexual misconduct. The panel will discuss investigations, reporting requirements, and the impact on privileges as well as examine recent cases.


With the increased attention on sexual misconduct, healthcare providers, hospitals, and health systems are working to ensure appropriate handling of sexual misconduct allegations. Many healthcare providers are revisiting their policies and procedures regarding incidents of alleged sexual misconduct. Such allegations may trigger peer review proceedings, which are confidential and conducted separately from a human resources investigation.

Further, hospitals and health systems must comply with state and federal reporting requirements as well as applicable National Practitioner Data Bank reporting guidelines. Whoever alleges the misconduct--medical staff or employees or patients--counsel to the healthcare organizations must ensure processes are in place to handle claims of sexual misconduct and investigate allegations.

Listen as our authoritative panel discusses policies and procedures hospitals and health systems should have in place as well as investigations of alleged sexual misconduct. The panel will also examine recent cases and address the fallout from alleged misconduct, including the impact on privileges and state and federal reporting requirements.



  1. Policies and procedures to address sexual misconduct
    1. By medical staff/employees
    2. By patients
  2. Peer review process
  3. Reporting requirements
    1. State
    2. Federal
    3. NPDB


The panel will review these and other relevant topics:

  • What policies and procedures should be in place to address physician sexual misconduct?
  • When should the peer review process be implemented?
  • What are the best practices for handling allegations of physician sexual misconduct?
  • What reporting is required?


Souter, Patrick
Patrick D. Souter

Of Counsel
Gray Reed & McGraw

Mr. Souter is known for his legal and educational experience in the healthcare industry, making him a sought-after...  |  Read More

Zinsmaster, Daniel
Daniel Zinsmaster

Dinsmore & Shohl

Mr. Zinsmaster provides trusted counsel and advocacy to healthcare clients on a variety of matters such as corporate...  |  Read More

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