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Physician agrees to give up medical license, pay fine

Nov 05, 2013

Brian J. Hansen, a 40-year-old Iowa-licensed physician who formerly practiced family medicine in Fairfield and other Iowa towns, has surrendered his Iowa medical license and agreed to pay a $10,000 civil penalty after pleading guilty to sexual exploitation.

Hansen received a five-year suspended sentence earlier this year after pleading guilty to sexual exploitation by a counselor or therapist.

The criminal charges against him stemmed from patients and co-workers in Hampton, Iowa.

Jefferson County Health Center CEO Deb Cardin said the charges do not pertain to Hansen’s tenure in Fairfield. Hansen was not an employee of the health center but of an emergency room contractor, Acute Care.

Hansen had privileges to work in the Jefferson County Health Center’s emergency room from June 2012 to April 2013. Health center human resources manager Nanette Everly said Hansen likely would have been working in other towns during that time and that his time at Jefferson County Health Center was probably limited.

Everly said she was not aware of any complaints about Hansen during his time in Fairfield.

The Iowa Board of Medicine alleged that Hansen engaged in a pattern of inappropriate sexual conduct, including nonconsensual sexual contact, with at least six female patients and/or co-workers in Hampton between 2008 and May 2012. On May 29, 2013, Hansen was charged with two counts of sexual abuse in the third degree and six counts of sexual exploitation by a counselor or therapist in the Iowa District Court for Franklin County.

On May 30, 2013, Hansen pleaded guilty to one count of Sexual Exploitation by a Counselor or Therapist, a class D felony. Hansen admitted having sexual contact with co-workers and patients between 2006 and 2012 at Franklin General Hospital in Hampton. Hansen received a five-year suspended prison sentence and was placed on supervised probation for a period of five years.

Hansen was ordered to pay a $7,500 fine, a $2,625 surcharge, and $140 in court costs. Hansen must also register as a sex offender and pay restitution.

On Oct. 25, 2013, the Iowa Board of Medicine entered into a settlement agreement with Hansen after filing a Statement of Charges and an Emergency Adjudicative Order against him. As part of that settlement agreement, Hansen voluntarily gave up his Iowa medical license and agreed to pay a $10,000 civil penalty.

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