Sampson, whose office was closed Friday, could not immediately be reached for comment. He can reapply for his license in two years if he meets certain conditions, including the successful completion of a course sanctioned by the medical board dealing with prescribing controlled substances, and a course on physician-patient boundaries.
Sampson’s suspension goes into effect 30 days after the effective date of the consent agreement on Dec. 14. He cannot accept new patients during that 30-day period.
However, Sampson has the right to request a hearing to contest the medical board’s actions, and he may appeal the board’s order to suspend his license in court.
As the Dayton Daily News reported earlier this year in a series of special reports with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, doctors suspended for sexual misconduct are often allowed to return to practice after requesting a court-ordered stay of medical board disciplinary actions, and are usually not required to inform their patients of the sanctions against them.
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A spokeswoman for the medical board said she could not comment on what triggered Sampson’s suspension or the details of the investigation because they are confidential.
The medical board received 75,584 complaints between 1997 and 2015, of which about 1.8 percent involved allegations of sexual misconduct. About 17 percent of the sexual misconduct complaints resulted in disciplinary action, according to the board.
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