Essex County doctor loses license over sexual relationship with patient who had his child in 1986

An investigation found a DNA match to the victim’s son, who filed the complaint against the former doctor.

Lanette Espy

Aug 10, 2023, 2:06 PM

Updated 308 days ago


A doctor in Orange lost his license over sexual relations with a cognitively impaired patient who had his child in 1986, according to the Office of the Attorney General.
The state says Jashvant Amin, an internist and hematologist, had a relationship with a cognitively impaired patient in 1985. They say the patient was cognitively impaired by a prior brain injury.
An investigation found a DNA match to the victim’s son, who filed the complaint against the former doctor.
According to a consent order filed by the State Board of Medical Examiners, the investigation found "uncontroverted evidence" demonstrating Amin engaged in professional and sexual misconduct and lacks the "good moral character" required to serve as a health care professional in New Jersey.
"For any physician to engage in sexual activity with a patient is a serious breach of professional ethics, but it is especially egregious when the misconduct involves a patient compromised by a cognitive impairment," Attorney General Matt Platkin said in a statement. "No one who visits a healthcare provider in this state should ever have to worry about being exploited in this way.”
Cari Fais, the acting director of the Division of Consumer Affairs, said Amin violated a core principle of medicine by sexually exploiting an “extremely vulnerable patient” in his care.
“There is no place in the medical profession for this kind of predatory conduct,” Fais said.
The Board found that Amin violated professional laws and regulations by engaging in “gross and repeated acts of negligence, malpractice, or incompetence that damaged or endangered the life, health, welfare, and safety of a person.”
Amin is barred from reapplying for license in New Jersey at any future time. He is also prohibited from entering his former medical offices when patients may be present, engaging in any patient contact at any location, and rendering medical care.
Patients who believe that they have been treated by a licensed health care professional in an inappropriate manner can file an online complaint with the state Division of Consumer Affairs by visiting or calling 1-800-242-5846 or 973-504- 6200.

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