BC child psychiatrist struck off medical register, declared "sexual predator"

September 21, 2006

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia expelled child psychiatrist Richard Leslie Golden for sexual misconduct. A statement issued by the College said its inquiry committee found Dr. Golden to have acted as "a sexual predator, who intended to use the patients for sexual purposes and his personal sexual gratification." Signed by college senior deputy registrar Douglas Blackman, the statement said Golden selected his patients as sexual targets because of "their particular personal circumstances and medical condition," adding this amounts to a flagrant breach of his duty of care as a physician. In addition to being struck from the College's register, Dr. Golden was assessed $120,000 in costs against him.


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