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Clark County News - The Oregonian
State places county doctor on probation
VANCOUVER -- A doctor from Kaiser's Salmon Creek clinic
has been placed
on medical probation by the state and on paid administrative leave by
employer, after pleading guilty in Oregon to sexual abuse.
He also agreed to alcohol and sex offender treatment programs and to avoid contact with minors other than his own children when not at work.
He did not return a reporter's telephone calls.
Jim Gersbach, a spokesman for Kaiser Permanente, said the administrative leave will continue until it completes an investigation.
Galaviz, a Vancouver resident, has been licensed in Washington since 1981 and was licensed in Oregon from 1983 to 2001. The Oregon Board of Medical Examiners said he allowed his Oregon license to lapse Jan. 1.
The incident occurred June 17, 2001, at a wedding reception in Yamhill County, Ore. He later was charged with four counts of misdemeanor sexual abuse for improperly touching a 15-year-old girl. He pleaded guilty to one charge in December.