Austin psychiatrist’s license suspended due to abuse accusations

The Texas Medical Board has suspended an Austin-based psychiatrist after accusations of sexual abuse surfaced.

The doctor, a psychiatrist for mentally ill patients, is accused of abusing at least nine teenage boys in his care over a twenty year period. He was fired late last month from the Austin State Hospital. The psychiatrist has not been formally charged with a crime, but he is barred from practicing while an investigation by four state agencies are investigating the claims.

Currently the Austin Police Department, the attorney general’s office, the Texas Rangers, and the Office of Inspector General for the Health and Human Services Commission are leading a joint investigation.

If you are facing an investigation or disciplinary action, contact the Texas medical license defense lawyers of the Leichter Law Firm today at 512-495-9995 to speak about preparing your defense.

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