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 Kansas did on each category — and how we calculated the score for the categories.
According to a 2001 Board of Healing Arts order, Culp pinched a patient's nipples and made inappropriate comments when she was seeing him about a work injury. When she was clothed he put a tuning fork on her crotch and asked if it excited her. Then he opened her pants and digitally penetrated her. He was charged with rape in Wyandotte County, according to the order. It also cites complaints of violations with another female patient. Later that year, the board revoked Culp's license.
He was later sent to prison when he refused to acknowledge responsibility and so wasn’t deemed eligible for a therapy program.
Allegations against Culp date back to at least 1998, when patients complained he made inappropriate remarks of a sexual nature, but the board decided these didn’t merit any restrictions on his license.
Culp died in 2013 at the age of 88.
"The Presiding Officer also considers that [the doctor’s] alleged misconduct has only been with female patients…”
— The Kansas State Board of Healing Arts, in its 2013 decision to lift the emergency suspension of a doctor and allow him to treat male patients. A few days later, it again modified its order, saying he could treat female patient if a nurse chaperone was present. Among the complaints against him: A patient said that after he asked her to disrobe completely with no gown, he touched her pubic hair and said “nice”; asked her if she used sex toys and told her how long it had been since he'd had sex with his wife.
Kansas redacts and marks as confidential large portions of some medical board orders, including the terms under which doctors may practice when they are on probation.
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