Psychiatrist Ronald L. Leon on probation for sex with former patient

September 22, 2013

On June 19, 2013, the Medical Board of California placed psychiatrist Ronald L. Leon on probation for five years with terms and conditions for gross negligence and unprofessional conduct.

The Board’s document states that Leon engaged in a social, sexual and intimate relationship with a former patient; provided medication samples and counseling to the former patient in ignorance of and violation of his profession’s ethical code.

The terms of his probation include additional continuing education, including a remedial medical education course, and courses in ethics, prescribing practices and professional boundaries.


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