Rep. Rendon testifies on plan to update medical license revocation standards

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Legislation is part of House package in response to the Larry Nassar scandal

Health care professionals who are convicted of sexual contact under the guise of a medical procedure will automatically have their medical license revoked, state Rep. Daire Rendon said Tuesday during testimony before the House Law and Justice Committee.

The bill is part of a bipartisan reform plan developed following the House’s inquiry into the recent Larry Nassar scandal.

“Attempted murder and felonious assault are serious crimes that could get a medical license revoked, and so is sexual contact under the guise of a medical treatment,” said Rendon, of Lake City. “Making this update in state law will protect everyone, regardless of age, from being victimized like Nassar did to hundreds of girls.”

Rendon’s plan requires a conviction under partner legislation. The decision would direct the state Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, who issues licenses for medical professionals and can issue sanction such as fines or suspensions, to make the revocation automatic and permanent.

House Bill 5790 remains under consideration by the committee.