Dr. Om Kapoor, the local doctor charged with exposure of sexual organs and battery after allegedly masturbating on a patient, has had his license restricted.

The restriction allows Kapoor to see male patients but only if another licensed physician is in the room.

A report from the State of Florida Department of Health states that the Surgeon General has ordered an emergency restriction on the license of Kapoor following the incident at Baptist Health. In December of 2017, Kapoor was examining the lower extremities/buttocks a patient he had been seeing for a year and ejaculated into a napkin. The victim took the napkin to police and Kapoor was arrested thereafter.

The same report from the State of Florida Department of Health states that the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office received a report from Baptist Medical Center's Risk Manager alleging that Kapoor engaged in sexual misconduct with a 20-year-old patient.

However, this was never reported to the Department of Health, according to the Surgeon General's report.

The report goes on to say:

Medical doctors are entrusted by the public to provide treatment to patients in a manner that is safe and to protect their patients from harm. Dr. Kapoor violated the trust that [the victim] place in him by committing an egregious act of sexual misconduct. [The victim] presented to Dr. Kapoor for follow-up related to a diagnosis, something that all of Dr. Kapoor's infectious disease patients would have to do. Dr. Kapoor, under the guise of a routine examination, looked at [the victim's] buttocks and genitals for his own sexual gratification and then masturbated in [the victim's] presence. Dr. Kapoor's conduct of masturbating and ejaculating on a patient was so brazen and with such a wanton disregard for the laws and rules regulating the practice of medicine, that any male patient that presents to Dr. Kapoor for any purpose, is in danger of harm within the confines of the examination room. Dr. Kapoor's conduct is of a nature that is likely to continue as long as he continues to treat male patients without supervision.

We have reached out to Baptist Health with questions and a new statement. It's original statement when the incident occurred in Dember was:

We take seriously any allegations, especially charges of this nature, filed against physicians on the medical staffs of Baptist Health hospitals.

We are cooperating with the police investigation regarding the allegations. Dr. Kapoor is on a leave of absence pending investigation.

According to his practitioner profile on the Department of Health website his license is clear and active additionally, there are no emergency actions disciplinary cases or public complaints on file prior to this incident.

Kapoor previously declined an interview with First Coast News when these charges were placed in December.