Emilio González Fernández

The European Times
Spanish psychiatrist convicted of sexual abuse expelled by medical association
Originally written by Xurxo Melchor, for La Voz de Galicia, in Spanish.
June 4, 2021

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The organisation’s board of directors stresses that Emilio González Fernández’s behaviour is not in line with the ethical and deontological values of the profession.

The board of directors of the Official College of Doctors of A Coruña has unanimously approved the expulsion from the institution of the psychiatrist from Santiago convicted of sexual abuse of a patient. Emilio González Fernández is thus provisionally removed from the profession while the Ethics and Deontology Commission of the institution issues its obligatory opinion, which could lead to the definitive expulsion of the doctor.

The psychiatrist, who is currently 78 years old, was already retired from his post in the Sergas and has also already closed his private practice, which was located at number 84, Calle del Hórreo de Santiago. However, doctors can always practise their profession, as has happened now with the coronavirus pandemic, and the expulsion also deprives him of the social benefits of being a member of a medical association…