State approves disciplinary modification against psychiatrist who engaged in sex with former patient; can no longer practice

March 1, 2011

On January 13, 2011, the New York State Department of Health office of Professional Medical Conduct (OPMC) approved psychiatrist Camilo Marquez's Application for Modification of Order, resulting in Marquez being " preclude patient contact and any practice of medicine, clinical or otherwise."  Marquez "shall be precluded from diagnosing, treating, operating, or prescribing...." 

Marquez was disciplined by the OPMC in 2000, resulting in his license being limited to the treatment of child and adolescent psychiatry.  According to the OPMC's documents, Marquez became sexually involved with a patient about two months after the termination of the therapeutic relationship.  In December 1998, a few months after commencing his relationship with the former patient, Marquez made known to his employer his intention to resign from his position.  He then applied for licensure in the state of Oregon.  In late May 1999, his employer became aware that he was involved with a former patient.  The employer terminated Marquez and filed a report with OPMC.  An investigation followed.  On his Oregon application, the OPMC determined that Marquez intentionally twisted the facts in an attempt to mislead the Oregon board about the investigation. 

Source: Modification Order In the Matter of Camilo Marquez, M.D., New York State Department of Health State Board for Professional Medical Conduct.


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