Ohio physicians could face discipline for failure to report sexual misconduct of peer

The Ohio State Medical Board plans to review physicians who worked with Richard Strauss, MD, who was accused of sexual abuse while working as a sports medicine physician at Ohio State University in Columbus, The Columbus Dispatch reports.

The medical board seeks to find if physicians knew of the abuse and did not report it. The review comes after an investigation conducted by law firm Perkins Coie showed the medical board received a complaint against Dr. Strauss in 1996 and failed to act. The investigation also indicates employees were aware of the abuse but did not report it, according to The Columbus Dispatch.

Dr. Strauss died by suicide in 2005. The Perkins Coie report finds Dr. Strauss sexually abused at least 177 students over nearly two decades, according to the report.

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