Tennessee psychiatrist placed on probation for sexual misconduct

October 26, 2017

Tennessee psychiatrist Dan Nicolau was placed on probation for beginning a "romantic relationship" with a patient whom he had prescribed narcotics to.  

After the relationship ended, he entered her home uninvited and tried to grab her and hug and kiss her.  

Nicolau will pay $2,000 in civil penalties, in addition to the costs of prosecuting his case, and will be on probation for two years, starting this month.  The board named other requirements, including that he refrain from alcohol for a year and be chaperoned when treating females for addiction.

SOURCE: Kristi L. Nelson, "Sexual misconduct with patients, overprescribing drugs: 3 ET doctors on probation, state says," USA Today Network, 23 Oct 2017, http://www.knoxnews.com/story/news/health/2017/10/23/sexual-misconduct-patients-overprescribing-drugs-3-east-tennessee-doctors-probation/791709001/.

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