California, Texas discipline psychiatrist Barry Fenton for “personal and romantic relationship with patient

On July 5, 2010, the Medical Board of California revoked the certificate of psychiatrist Barry Jay Fenton, stayed the revocation and placed him on probation for five years with terms and conditions.

According to the Board’s Accusation document, The Texas Medical Board reprimanded Fenton in August 2009 for entering into a personal and romantic relationship with a patient who he was treating for depression and anxiety.   Texas now requires Fenton to have a chaperone present during any future treatment he delivers to female patients.

The terms and conditions of California’s reciprocal disciplinary action include monitoring of his practice during the term of his probation and payment of approximately $3,173 annually for probation monitoring costs.

Source: Decision In the Matter of Barry Jay Fenton, M.D., Physicians and Surgeons Certificate No. G38398, File No. 16-2009-201529, Before the Medical Board of California.

 

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One response to “California, Texas discipline psychiatrist Barry Fenton for “personal and romantic relationship with patient

  1. This is not factual. The Texas order was for one month and was terminated Sept 15, 2009. At present there are no restrictions or special requirements on his license. Dr. Fenton has not ever practiced in California; the Calif action was based on the Texas action without any investigation or a hearing. It was a simply arbitrary action of no meaningful consequence. [Editor’s note: This story was based on information which was available at the time and which, while true, may not have been complete.]

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