Pennsylvania revokes psychologist Richard Toplin’s license for sex with patient

October 18, 2007

On October 18, 2007 the Pennsylvania Department of State Health Licensing Board revoked psychologist Richard F. Toplin’s license and assessed him an $8,000 penalty for “engaging in sexual intimacies with a current client/patient; exploiting his professional relationship with a client; failing to maintain high standards of professional competence…engaging in a dual relationship with a client; engaging in sexual harassment of a client and/or patient; failing to meet APA Ethical Standards; failing to meet the board’s minimum requirements for the maintenance of professional records; and engaging in immoral or unprofessional conduct.”1

1 Pennsylvania Department of State Health Licensing Boards Disciplinary Actions, December 2007.


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