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West Michigan Physician Summarily Suspended for Alleged Criminal Sexual Conduct with Patients

Media Contact: LARA Communications 517-373-9280

February 26, 2018 - The Dept. of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) has summarily suspended the medical license of Rockford physician Steven Edward Scranton for alleged criminal sexual conduct with patients.

The Michigan Public Health Code provides for summary suspension of licenses when the public health, safety, or welfare requires emergency action.

Scranton is accused of criminal sexual conduct with multiple patients over many years. The allegations include inappropriate sexual comments, physical contact and requests for improper favors from patients.

On January 30, 2018, Scranton was charged with second and fourth degree criminal sexual conduct by the 63rd District Court in Grand Rapids.

An order of summary suspension is a temporary measure to protect the public and not a final determination that a licensee has violated the Public Health Code.

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