The lenience of penalties for sexually abusive doctors sometimes a source of frustration even for members of the medical board who administer the discipline, according to Jason Rosenberg, a former chairman of the Florida medical board.
‘This is incredibly inappropriate,’ Rosenberg said during one 2013 meeting when Florida’s medical board allowed James Yelton-Rossello, a psychiatrist alleged to have molested jailed psychiatric patients, to keep his license. The settlement with the Florida board of medicine did not require Yelton-Rossello to admit guilt.
‘You can’t do this and serve french fries,’ Rosenberg said at that meeting, citing fast food restaurants’ policies against hiring sex offenders. ‘I’m ashamed of what’s going on here.’
Yelton-Rossello’s lawyer did not respond to telephone messages or an email request for comment…