FULTON, NY – Following a September 10 hearing between the NYSDOH Board of Professional Medical Conduct and Respondent, Dilip Kumar Roy, M.D., the Department of Health has ordered his license as a physician in the state of New York be surrendered effective October, 1, 2015.
In May of 2015, Roy, a physician at his own family medical practice, FastCare Family Medical in Fulton was arrested by the NYS Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation for one count of Rape in the 3rd Degree, a class “E” felony.
Roy was arraigned before Volney Town Justice Aluzzi and was released on his own recognizance.
Roy was then able to continue working as a physician according to NYS Department of Health media representative: “Pursuant to SED Law 6530-9, it is misconduct to be convicted of an act constituting a crime. An arrest in and of itself is not misconduct; there is a presumption of innocence until there is a conviction.”
Roy was issued a license suspension effective August 31, 2015 by New York State Commissioner of Health, Howard A. Zucker, M.D., J.D., while Roy awaited the scheduled hearing in regards to his pending charges.
The suspension occurred following an investigation in which Zucker deemed Roy an imminent threat to his patients.
The investigation concluded Roy had inappropriate conduct with eight patients from the time of 2005 through 2015, including the patient who accused Roy of rape.
Roy’s September 10 hearing was in response to charges of willful physical and verbal abuse, moral unfitness, negligence on more than one occasion, gross negligence, incompetence on more than one occasion, gross incompetence, and failure to maintain records.
The charges stem from accusations that include but are not limited to rubbing patient’s knees, thighs, breasts or buttocks over their clothes without valid medical reason, kissing patients on the cheek or lips, and putting his tongue in patient’s mouth.
The hearing resulted in the order of surrender of Roy’s license effective October 1, 2015 under the assertion by the physician “that he could not successfully defend against at least two of the charges alleging negligence on more than one occasion” according to the physician information presented by the Professional Misconduct and Physician Discipline.
The order of surrender entails that Roy return his original license to practice medicine in New York State within five days of the order’s effective date.
According to Assistant District Attorney Allison O’Neill, Roy’s legal charges are still pending.