December 16, 2021
Area(s) of Interest: Medical Board of California
California Medical Association (CMA) President Robert E. Wailes, M.D., issued the following statement in response to the relicensing of physicians who were convicted of sexual misconduct:
“Make no mistake: the cases outlined in the Los Angeles Times are abhorrent and intolerable. Each instance is a flagrant abandonment of what it means to be a doctor and constitutes heinous criminal behavior that should result in the permanent revocation of a license to practice medicine. Any physician who violates a patient’s trust and the sanctity of the physician-patient relationship in this way has no place in the medical profession.
"Nothing is more fundamental to the California Medical Association and the integrity of the medical profession than patient safety.
"CMA is actively working to create a path forward that ensures California patients are protected from criminal sexual misconduct and that these perpetrators have no place in the house of medicine."