Rhode Island psychiatrist William Kyros ceases practice; three patients complained of sexual violations dating to early ’90s

In April 2010, the Rhode Island Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline issued an Agreement to Cease Practice on that psychiatrist William P. Kyros agreed to cease the practice of medicine in the state.

According to the document, the Board had received information concerning three “boundary violations” with women who were his patients.  The violations date from the early 1990s and most recently 2010.

The documents states that the Board learned of this information while investigating a complaint that occurred in April 2009 (does not indicate if the complaint regarded Kyros or another physician).

The Board also learned in its investigation that Kyros was working as an employee in a mental health practice that lacked proper licensure and organizational structure.  When the president of that mental health practice was informed concerning two of the boundary violations, he did not refer them to the Board but undertook other measures, such as tape recording patient sessions without patient consent in order to protect the patients and the practice.

Lastly, the document states that “the complaints to the Board implicate the provisions…for sexual contact between a doctor and patient.”

Source: Agreement to Cease Practice in the Matter of William P. Kyros, M.D., License Number MD 6880, State of Rhode Island Department of Health Board of Medical Licensure and Disipline, Case No. 08-250 and 09-252.

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3 responses to “Rhode Island psychiatrist William Kyros ceases practice; three patients complained of sexual violations dating to early ’90s

  1. this is all untrue

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