Medical boards sets restrictions for doctor accused of sexual abuse

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by Brittany Gonzalez

WHAS11.com

Posted on March 9, 2013 at 12:18 AM

Updated Saturday, Mar 9 at 12:21 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- The Louisville doctor facing sexual abuse charges is facing even more restrictions from the Board of Medical Licensure.

Dr. Ghias Arar was restricted from seeing female patients a few days after the sexual allegations were filed, but now he is no longer able to interact with any female who accompanies a patient into his office.

The medical board issued the new restrictions after learning of two more alleged women being sexually assaulted.

According to the paperwork filed today by the board, one of the alleged victims was not even a patient of Dr. Arar. 

“Dr. Arar proceeding to perform some kind of examination on this person who was transporting his patient and the person wasn’t even a patient of his so he proceeded to conduct an examination and then he prescribed medication her,” lawyer Thomas Clay said.

In the emergency order filed on Friday the Kentucky Board of Licensure calls Dr. Arar’s medical practices dangerous to the health, welfare and safety of his patients, and the general public.

Arar was arrested in February after a patient accused him of touching her inappropriately during an office visit.

Arar faces one count of sexual abuse. In reference to the added restrictions, in an email from Arar’s lawyer, F. Todd Lewis states:

“We first want to say that way we have been in regular contact in cooperation with the Medical Board. We understand that they must take action based upon allegations they receive. That said, the doctor maintains his innocence in every respect and we continue to conduct our own investigation on his behalf in this matter.”

Arar is expected to be in court on March 19th.  
 

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