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Friday, October 18, 2013

Olean Physician's Assistant Facing
Numerous Sexual Misconduct Allegations

A physician’s assistant who worked in Olean and Salamanca is accused of having inappropriate sexual contact with several female patients – including a 16-year-old.

Back in 2010, similar charges against 39-year-old Scott Piatt had been dropped. But now the New York State Department of Health is investigating allegations against Piatt that go back to the 1990s. The women are between the ages of 21 and 43.

He is also accused of saying a male patient was able to drive a commercial vehicle when, in fact, he was on medications that made him unfit for that type of job.

Piatt will appear before the health department’s Professional Medical Misconduct board on 29 charges, including willfully harassing, abusing or intimidating patients, moral unfitness, negligence, incompetence and failure to maintain records.

The incidents were alleged to have happened at the Olean Family Health Center, Olean Medical Group, Summit Health Care in Olean, Dr. Paul Kirsch's Olean office, Salamanca, Family Health Care and Dr. Reed Haag's office in Wellsville.

You can find more details about the allegations here. PDF

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