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Aside from the May incident, Thompson has not been criminally charged for alleged misconduct with patients.
The 2004 case led to another evaluation. “The evaluator concluded [Thompson] demonstrated a history of interpersonal and sexual behavior problems that are not resolved and require professional attention and recommended [he] undergo long-term therapy,” said a board document dated July 2005.
The board’s answer to that case was the same tactic it employed 14 years earlier: probation.
Thompson petitioned in 2006 to terminate that probation. In a 2007 letter, the board denied his petition because he failed to comply with the terms of his probation “by treating one or more female patients on certain occasions without having a third party present in the same room at all times."
The board, composed of five licensed chiropractors and two members of the public appointed by the governor’s office, voted to extend his probation to 2009 and suspend his license for a year. The suspension was stayed after 14 days.
Asked if the board should have taken a stronger stance with Thompson, Spicer said, “Honestly, I don’t think it’s a fair question.”
Board members did not return a request placed through Spicer to comment on the Thompson case.
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