Indiana's attorney general has asked state medical officials to review allegations that a Greensburg, Ind., doctor fondled women in his office and lied on the application for his physician's license.
The complaint filed by the attorney general's office charges Stephen Mason, M.D., with sexual misconduct, lewd behavior and fraud, the Greensburg Daily News reported Tuesday.
Carter did not recommend any disciplinary action, but the state Medical Licensing Board could verbally reprimand Mason, suspend him or put him on probation when it reviews the complaint as early as next month.
Mason said Wednesday he planned to meet with his attorney to decide how to respond to the charges.
"These complaints are very similar to those filed in April and I won the case then," he said.
The complaint was based in part on allegations contained in a lawsuit filed against Mason in November by a former employee in the city about 40 miles southeast of Indianapolis. The complaint alleges that Mason squeezed the buttocks of a 17-year old employee and touched the breasts of an office volunteer. It also accuses him of lying on his medical license application.
"We believe there was evidence showing he is an immediate threat to the public," said Staci Schneider, a spokeswoman for the attorney general's office.
The licensing board previously voted 4-3 to reject a complaint alleging that Mason drank beer before seeing patients.