Panel reviewing investigation of accused doc gets more time
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A panel reviewing whether the State Medical Board properly handled a 1990s investigation involving an Ohio State University team doctor now accused of widespread sexual abuse is getting more time to finish its work.
Republican Gov. Mike DeWine created the working group in May after a law firm investigation for the school concluded the late doctor, Richard Strauss, sexually abused more than 177 young men between 1979 and 1997.
DeWine had ordered the working group’s findings be delivered by Thursday. But DeWine spokesman Dan Tierney says the panel requested and is getting more time. Tierney says the group’s report might be done within a couple weeks, but the exact date is uncertain.
Little is publicly known about the old medical board investigation because details have remained confidential under state law.