Psychiatrist Chiman Patel suspended over inappropriate contact with patient

July 20, 2011

On June 21, 2011, the Connecticut Department of Public Health issued a summary suspension order on psychiatrist Chiman Patel. 

According to a statement of charges issue by the Board in May 2011, Patel “deviated from the standard of care in connection with his care and treatment of patient ‘N.C.’ in [that he] engaged in inappropriate physical contact with patient N.C. during a treatment session; and/or…made an inappropriate personal suggestion during a treatment session that he contact patient N.C. and they could ‘get together’; and/or [that Patel] told patient N.C. during a telephone call that he ‘loved’ her.”

Source: Summary Suspension Order and Statement of Charges in re: Chiman Patel, M.D., Petition No. 2011-296, State of Connecticut Department of Public Health.


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