A former Ohio State College pupil well being director has surrendered his medical license after being accused of failing to report a number of complaints within the mid-Nineteen Nineties about sexual misconduct by Richard Strauss, the college physician now accused of abusing younger males for 20 years.
The state medical board quotation in opposition to former director Ted Grace made him the primary particular person to face potential self-discipline in relation to Ohio State’s failure to cease misconduct by Strauss, who died in 2005. A listening to was scheduled for subsequent week, however Grace completely surrendered his Ohio license below an settlement that was authorized and confirmed however not launched Wednesday by the medical board.
Grace had most not too long ago led pupil well being providers at Southern Illinois College. He notified officers there final month that he was retiring, college spokesperson Kim Rendfeld stated in an e-mail. SIU officers don’t have any considerations about Grace’s efficiency there, Rendfeld stated.
A message in search of remark from Grace was left Wednesday at a cellphone quantity listed below his title.
Grace was cited for not reporting complaints and for falsely telling an Ohio State pupil that there hadn’t been earlier complaints about Strauss when that pupil reported being mistreated by the doctor on the pupil well being middle in 1995.
Snyder-Hill stated in an e-mail that he appreciates the medical board pushing for accountability.
“Lastly, a day of vindication!” he wrote.
Grace has beforehand stated that he gave Strauss a verbal warning again then and that the well being middle began utilizing a consent kind with the choice of a chaperone particularly for males being handled by Strauss. After a 3rd criticism, Grace stopped Strauss from seeing sufferers there.
Strauss retired in 1998, and allegations about his misconduct didn’t turn into public till an ex-wrestler spoke out in 2018, years after Strauss’ dying. Ohio State apologized publicly after an investigation carried out for the college concluded Strauss’ misconduct occurred in his work with various athletic teams, the well being middle and an off-campus clinic.
Nobody has since defended Strauss publicly.
Roughly 400 males have sued the college over its failure to cease him regardless of college students elevating considerations with faculty workers as early as 1979. Lots of the males say they have been groped throughout exams.
The college has pledged a “financial decision” for these Strauss harmed. It has reached nearly $47 million in settlements for 185 of the plaintiffs.
Extra lawsuits, including Snyder-Hill’s, are pending. A few of these accusers have argued they deserve compensation extra akin to different main sexual abuse scandals in greater schooling, akin to Michigan State’s $500 million settlement for the 500-plus feminine victims of imprisoned sports activities physician Larry Nassar or the College of Southern California’s $852 million settlement with over 700 girls who accused a campus gynecologist of sexual abuse.