Doctors in sex cases left on honor system
State regulators waited nearly six years after Timothy Johnson was convicted of battery of a teenage patient to place the chiropractor on professional probation.
Johnson, who allegedly fondled the girl in his office, is now required to have a chaperone with him while treating female patients. But because no one verifies his self-reported activities, he said, he could "take a drunk off the street" to serve in that role. Since June 2009, he has received one visit from a probation official at his practice in Troy, he said.
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