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 Ohio did on each category — and how we calculated the score for the categories.
By 1997, while Kegler's license was under suspension following a conviction on a drug-related charge, allegations emerged that the family doctor had sexually assaulted two patients during exams.
The board deemed one patient not credible because she had a felony charge pending, and while a hearing examiner deemed the other witness credible, some board members disagreed and dismissed the allegations.
So, in 1999, Ohio reinstated his license, allowing him to practice under restrictions the board set.
In 2006, he was accused of sexually assaulting at least seven female patients.
After a bench trial, he was convicted of two counts of gross sexual imposition involving two patients and was sentenced to 18 months in prison. He died in 2014.
“I couldn’t believe it myself. I didn’t expect anybody else to. And I feared no other doctor would see me.”
—A victim of Dr. Daniel M. Moshos, explaining why she didn’t initially report he had sexually assaulted her. Moshos was convicted in 2009 of public indecency, attempted rape and gross sexual imposition.
While Ohio provides the public with some of the most detailed board orders describing doctor sexual misconduct, in some cases where doctors surrender their licenses there is scant information. In one case, Ohio shows only that the doctor had surrendered his license, but a reciprocal order in another state shows he had been arrested for a sexual assault on a 15-year-old boy. Also, see how our reporting found how police and patients in the town of Wilmington teamed up to bring a sexually abusive doctor to justice.
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