A Rockford doctor's medical license has been temporarily suspended after multiple allegations of inappropriate sexual misconduct with elderly patients.
Charles Dehaan, M.D. worked with House Calls of Rockford on Walton Street. He is accused of engaging in sexually inappropriate conduct with multiple patients during home visits, including having sex with at least one patient.
The Rockford Police Department received several reports from patients and/or administrators at several senior residential facilities of misconduct by Dehaan between 2009 and 2013. Some of the accusations against Dehaan include:
Police also received information that Dehaan had sex with at least one patient, who has a history of a mental disorder. During an interview with investigators, the patient told them she engaged in sex with Dehaan two to three times a month for about six months while Dehaan prescribed her controlled substances like Ritalin and Norco.
Dehaan is also accused of issuing multiple prescriptions for Vicodin, more than 1,000 tablets, to a patient without establishing a physician/patient relationship and not conducting appropriate evaluations or examinations of the patient.
Dehaan was arrested on January 14, 2014 on an outstanding warrant issued on September 13, 2013 for contempt of court for not paying court-ordered fines and/or fees from his arrest for driving on a suspended/revoked license.
Susan Hofer with the State of Illinois says officials believe there may be other occurrences related to Dehaan's misconduct.
The Medical Disciplinary Board of the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation of the State of Illinois will hold a hearing on the charges against Dehaan on January 28.
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