California psychiatrist Stephen Melcher loses Texas medical license following child molest conviction

October 24, 2012

On August 3, 2012, a Disciplinary Panel of the Texas Medical Board temporarily suspended, without notice, the Texas Medical License of Stephen Melcher, M.D., of Sacramento, CA, after determining that Dr. Melcher poses a continuing threat to the public welfare.

It is alleged that on October 11, 2011, Dr. Melcher molested an 11-year-old boy during a dinner party at his residence and an arrest warrant was issued for Dr. Melcher, charging him with that offense. On May 25, 2012, Dr. Melcher entered a plea of no contest to the charge of felony sexual act with a minor and was sentenced to one year in jail with a five-year probationary term.

Melcher's California Medical License was suspended in June. Melcher is board-certified in psychiatry.

The suspension remains in effect until the board takes further action. Dr. Melcher has a right to another hearing, with notice, as soon as is practicable.

Source: "TMB suspends Texas License of California Physician," news release of the Texas Medical Board, August 3, 2012.


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