Psychiatrist Dwight F. King, convicted of sex with patients, withdraws his application for reinstatement of license

October 29, 2010


On November 12, 2009, the South Dakota Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners issued a Findings of Fact which stated that psychiatrist Dwight F. King withdrew his application for reinstatement of his license while under investigation. 

King had signed a voluntary surrender and suspension of his medical license on December 2, 2006, following investigations of sexual crimes against patients. 

On March 22, 2007, a grand jury indicted King on 15 felony counts of sexual penetration by a psychotherapist on patients who were emotionally dependent upon him at the time.  He was later convicted and was sentenced on October 5, 2007 to a suspended imposition of sentence.  He was placed on 10 years supervised probation which included 90 consecutive days in the state penitentiary and seven consecutive days in Yankton County Jail each year of the 10-year probation.  Additionally, he was required to pay a fine as well as restitution to his victims.

Some time after his criminal sentencing (the Board’s documents do not state the actual date), King applied to the Board for reinstatement of his suspended license and met with members of the Board’s investigative panel who commenced an investigation of his application.  During the course of the investigation, King withdrew his application.

Source: Order Accepting Voluntary Surrender and Suspension In the Matter of the Surrender and Suspension of the South Dakota Board of Medical and Osteopath Examiners License #4624 Issued to Dwight King, M.D.; Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law In the Matter of the Application for Reinstatement of South Dakota Medical Licensure Submitted by Dwight F. King, M.D., South Dakota Board of Medical and Voluntary Surrender of Medical License, Dwight King, M.D., South Dakota Board of Medical Examiners.

2010-10-31 15:56:46
Thanks for the update. A family member actually went to him a couple of times, but in his capacity as a neurologist.

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