The report card for each state contains the scores it received when we evaluated it for how well it protects patients against sexually abusive doctors. The overall rating is the average of the score the state received in each category. In states with two medical boards, one for osteopathic physicians and the other for medical doctors, the overall rating is based on an average of each board’s scores.
Click on the boxes below to read how Indiana did on each category — and how we calculated the score for the categories.
In March 2012, Indiana summarily suspended Rasaki’s license based on charges earlier that month of sexual battery and battery on two of his patients. After the criminal charges were filed, a number of his former patients came forward and alleged inappropriate touching during treatment.
In September 2012, the Indiana board concluded that he engaged in inappropriate sexual touching during medical exams of about 40 other patients and that he prescribed controlled substances to undercover agents and others in his pain management practice. His license has been revoked.
Rasaki was convicted in September 2012 of one count of felony sexual battery and one count of misdemeanor battery. He was also charged with 24 felonies for prescription violations. In 2014, he was sentenced to 10 years in prison, but eight years of that was suspended. The state court of appeals in 2014 dismissed his challenge of the sexual battery and battery convictions, saying his appeal was not filed in a timely manner.
“[He] is committed to an ongoing recovery for the rest of his life and has an active recovery program that he will continue.”
— The Medical Licensing Board of Indiana, 2010, upon releasing from probation a doctor who had served an 18-month prison sentence on child pornography charges.
A doctor’s license may not be permanently revoked in Indiana. After seven years, the doctor can reapply. Also, state law makes no provision for the Medical Licensing Board to issue private discipline, according to the board's communications director.
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