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 Nebraska did on each category — and how we calculated the score for the categories.
The oncologist was accused of a host of violations. Among them, a board order describes a case where he manipulated a patient into continuing a sexual relationship with him. The order says he intentionally gave the patient a false diagnosis that she had a fatal disease and told her not to seek treatment with anyone else because she’d lose insurance coverage.
Javed even impersonated another doctor to cancel lab tests that might have shown his diagnosis was false. In 2003, his license was revoked. News reports indicated he left the United States for Pakistan.
“In lieu of suspension of the Defendant’s license, all medical care provided to patients by the Defendant or physician assistants supervised by the Defendant shall be free of charge during the initial six months of probation.”
— 2000 board order for a family practitioner who was found to have had sexual relations with two patients who he knew were having marital problems. He had diagnosed them as depressed. He was placed on probation, which was lifted in 2003.
Nebraska allows some doctors to sign “assurance of compliance” documents, which are not disciplinary. These documents are for doctors accused of various misdeeds, including sexual misconduct. William Heisel, a contributing editor at the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism, called the use of such documents a “fig leaf.” Heisel noted the case of one Nebraska doctor who had signed such a document in 2006 for having “intimate relations” with a patient then ended up back in front of the board less than a year later for prescribing a drug he was not authorized to prescribe.
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